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Turkish Stuffed Vine Leaves with Rice Recipe

Turkish Stuffed Vine Leaves with Rice Recipe

 
Stuffed Vine Leaves with Rice
This Turkish recipe is so special in terms of taste, as well as appearance. Stuffed vine leaves are very popular in Middle Eastern restaurants and at home. Use as an appetizer, as part of a spread or as a side dish.

Rating: 4  stars Read Reviews (1)


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  • Type
  • Vegetarian
  • Level
  • Advanced
  • Prep Time
  • 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Total Time
  • 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Yield
  • 15 Servings
Tools You Will Need:
1 tsp
1 tbsp
1 cup
Wide pot
Frying pan
Garlic presser
Ingredients:
60 vine leaves, preferably fresh. Use preserved vine leaves if you must   
2 cups white rice
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sea-salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ cup pine nuts
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Directions:
1. Heat olive oil in a pan, add garlic and onion, cook for 1minute and turn
off the fire.

2. Rinse the rice in a colander, put in a bowl and mix with onion, garlic
and the other ingredients.

3. Place the vine leaves in a wide dish. Pour boiling water over them. 
Let them sit in the water for 2-3 minutes and then strain in a colander.

4. Take a large pot and line it up with a few leaves.

5. Stuffing the vine leaves:

a- Place a leaf on a plate with shiny side down.

b- Place 1 tsp filling on the leaf.

c- Fold 2 sides of leaf on top of the filling and roll the leaf from 
the base to its edge.

d- Do not roll too tightly since rice will swell while cooking.

6. Do the same thing with the other vine leaves, and put them gently in
the vine  leaf lined pot, with the folded part facing upward.

7. Sprinkle some olive oil on the stuffed leaves cover them with a flat
plate so they don’t float.

8. Add 3 cups boiling water and bring the pot to a boil again.

9. Cover  the pot with lid cover it with towel  and simmer on a very low
fire for 50 minutes 
Best Served With: Fennel Salad

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Reviews
 
Clear, easy directions. My family was impresses by mu staffed vine leaves.
Kate C, Wed Jan 27, 2010

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