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Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Skyler Crouch

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 T olive oil
2 onions, minced
1 cups uncooked white rice
2 T tomato paste
2 T dried currants
2 T pine nuts
1 T ground cinnamon
1 T dried mint
1 T dried dill weed
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 (8 ounce) jar grape leaves, drained and rinsed

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until tender. Stir in rice and hot water to cover. Cover and simmer until rice is half cooked, about 10 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and stir in tomato paste, currants, pine nuts, cinnamon, mint leaves, dill weed, allspice and cumin. Let mixture cool.

3. Prepare a large pot by placing an inverted plate on the bottom; this protects the dolmas from direct heat when steaming.

4. Rinse grape leaves in warm water; drain and cut off any stems. Place about 1 teaspoon of the cooled rice mixture in the center of a leaf. Fold in the sides and then roll into a cigar shape. Place in prepared pot. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

5. Pour in just enough warm water to reach the bottom of the first layer of dolmas. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, or until rice is totally cooked. Check the water level often and add more as necessary.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Ground lamb or pork can be added to the rice mixture.

 

 

 

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