1If you use fresh grape leaves . boil them in water for 6 minutes , drain them and let them cool . if you use pickled leaves , wash them in tap water and drain them . in case of frozen leaves , put them in room temp to unfreeze and dry with paper towel .
2Wash the rice in warm water and drain it , add the minced meat , salt,pepper and oil .
3suff each leave by putting it on a flat surface , put a tea spoon ( or more if big leaf ) in the middle of the leave in the shape of column , then roll the leaf to form a finger shape.
4arrange the stuffed leaves in a cooking pan cloes to each other in layers , put a porcelain plate over them (to keep them from opening up ), boil the water and pour it over in the pan , cook on medium temp for half an hour or until the rice is cooked .