Stuffed Grape Leaves (Vegetarian) Recipe

Step 1

Drain leaves and rinse under cold water & drain again.

Step 2

Half fill a large saucepan with water, add the rice and boil for 10 min., then drain and mix with the onion, parsley, tomatoes, pine nuts, raisins, cinnamon or allspice, garlic & pepper to taste.

Step 3

Palce a heaping teaspoon of the filling on each leaf. Fold the edges over and the the little bundles side by side in a frying pan with a lid.

Step 4

Mix together the oil and water and pour over the grape leaves.sprinkle a little lemon juice on top.

Step 5

Cook covered over a very gentle heat for 2-2 1/2 hours until the rice and leaves are tender. Add more water if necessary. Cool, then chill.

Step 6

Arrange the stuffed leaves on a large plate or in a shallow basket with a bowl of yogurt & mint dressing in the middle to dip the leaves into. Garnish with lemon slices.

Step 7

Yogurt & mint dressing: about 1/2 c. Of yogurt and 2 t. Chopped mint mixed together.

Things You'll Need

  • 36 Grape Leaves
  • 1 1/4c Long-Grain Brown Rice
  • 1lg Onion Chopped
  • 2tb Chopped Parsley
  • 2 Tomatoes Peeled & Chopped
  • 1/2c Pine Nuts
  • 1/2c Raisins
  • 1/2ts Cinnamon or Allspice
  • 2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
  • Black Pepper
  • 6tb Olive Oiil
  • 1/2c (Generous) Water
  • Juice Of 1-2 Lemons.

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