Dolma (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Nicole P.


I just finished making a batch of these and they are so good :) Easy to make and always a winner when i serve them :)

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makes 25


20 Min


1 Hr




3 Tbsp
olive oil
clove garlic, minced
small onion, minced
1/2 c
long-grain rice
1/2 tsp
minced fresh thyme
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 c
chicken stock
1 oz
dried turkish apricots, minced
1/2 c
minced cilantro
1/2 c
minced parsley
1/3 c
pine nuts
2 Tbsp
minced mint
2 Tbsp
red currant jelly
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice, plus the zest of 1 lemon
grape leaves packed in brine, rinsed
lemon, thinly sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1. Heat oil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions; cook, stirring, until soft, 3-5 minutes. Add rice, thyme, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Add 1 cup stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until rice is tender, 22-24 minutes. Stir in apricots, cilantro, parsley, nuts, mint, jelly, cayenne, lemon juice and zest, salt, and pepper.
Heat oven to 375°. Working with one leaf at a time, stuff the grape leaves. Place stuffed grape leaves seam side down in a single layer in an 8" x 8" baking dish. Add remaining stock and distribute lemon slices over grape leaves. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake until tender, about 1 hour. Let grape leaves cool before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy