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stuffed grapes leaves

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
manhal rashdan

Grapes leaves could be picked fresh from grape tree in early spring , or bought frozen or pickled from Mediterranean food store.

(2 ratings)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For stuffed grapes leaves

  • 0.5 kg
    grape leaves
  • 0.5 kg
  • 250 g
    minced meat (beaf or veal )
  • 1 tsp
  • 0.5 tsp
    black pepper
  • 0.25 c
    veg oil
  • 5 c

How To Make stuffed grapes leaves

  • 1
    If 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 .
  • 2
    Wash the rice in warm water and drain it , add the minced meat , salt,pepper and oil .
  • 3
    suff 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.
  • 4
    arrange 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 .