Recipe by MYTWISTEDDREAMS
"This is a delicious variation of a common Middle Eastern dish using grape leaves stuffed with lamb and a variety of seasonings."
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1 1/2 pounds
onions, finely chopped
long grain white rice
chopped fresh mint
1 (8 ounce) jar
grape leaves, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups
I love Dolma its actually my fav. Iraqi dish,but it has to be done the right way. The Iraqi version uses lemon juice,pomegranet molases,and sugar with the water for cooking and flavoring these tastey lil things. Oh and a bit of EVOO drizzeled in with the water would glaze it extra beautifully! YUM! This recipe however is worth a try because any middle eastern version of Dolmas or Waraq inab is delicious really.
This is an okay recipe, but NEVER use canned grape leaves from a store. Wild ones are the way to go. They are more tender than store- bought ones.
These are really tasty, i grew up with Stuffed Grape Leaves, so it was a challenge finding a good recipe that met my expectations...this one is really GOOD! the only changes i made, were instead of cooking in water, i used a combination of chicken broth, some lemon and some tomato sauce. THat gave it more of a tangy full flavor. My brother couldnt get enough of them!
TRY IT!!! These are wonderful and not too hard It costs about $5/lb for lamb, these mini "burritos" are really filling too. I've never used pine nuts before in this recipe but it is pretty close to the one I have. They will add a great variety to your usual dinner routine.
I hate to change someone else's recipe but I made this with ground pork because my family does not like lamb. It was really good and my grandsons loved it. I served it with Tzatziki and that made a nice taste combination.
Excellent recipe! I used ground sirloin because my market didn't have ground lamb. I used to eat these at a Greek restaurant in my home town. I moved to a different city and there are no such restaurants here. This is the closest that I could get to satisfy my craving for those delicious grape leaves!
These tasted excellent, but I had to cook them longer than the 50 to 55 minutes stated in the recipe to get the rice cooked. Next time I'll add a little lemon juice since that was the only flavor missing, in my opinion. Very very tasty as written though!
Wow! What an amazing recipe. I actually didn't use any rice at all, since I was serving to someone who couln't eat rice and I added a little bit more of the nuts. I also added some fresh mint. I baked these too as I didn't have pot big enough or the stove space. I used a deep dish and added some water and covered them to allow for them to be steamed. They turned out great! Some pomegranate concentrate goes great with these! Just like back home :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades)
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 162
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