I usually pair leeks with potatoes to make a creamy puree, but this time I used basmati rice, and the results are comforting and delicious You could add something creamy to this if you wanted to – yogurt or milk or creme fraiche But I found it utterly satisfying with no further enrichment.
One-Pot French Onion Soup With Garlic-Gruyère Croutons
NYT Cooking: I don’t make onion soup at home partly because I lack the flameproof bowls that chefs run under the broiler to melt the cheese. And what’s the point of making onion soup without the elastic cap of gooey Gruyère? The more I pondered this, the more I wondered if I could skip those individual bowls, layer the croutons and cheese directly into the soup pot, and just broil the whole thing.