Leek-and-Asparagus Crispy Rice
This recipe is a masterclass in how mixing textures can elevate a simple, weeknight dinner to new and delicious levels. By giving the rice a few minutes in a hot skillet to form a crackly crust, you're creating little nuggets of crunch to disperse throughout the bowl. Leeks take on a buttery quality once cooked, melting into fluffy rice and crisp-tender asparagus. Lastly, an egg—fried just until the yolk can be used as a silky sauce—becomes the crown on top of a most excellent vegetarian rice bowl.