Rather than browning the rice in butter, cook it like pasta, in plenty of water, then drain it. Sweat the leeks in a tiny amount of butter, then toss everything together. Studded with dried fruits and leeks, this dish boasts the mosaic look and texture of a classic pilaf.
For the best you've ever tasted, think outside the box. This do-it-yourself mix can be customized with whatever nuts, seeds, and dried fruit sound good to you. (We've included some of our favorite combinations.)