Stuffed Grapevine Leaves

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 1 h 4
Stuffed Grapevine Leaves
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45 leaf Grape leaves (vine leaves)
1 cup Brown rice, medium-grain, dry (washed, drained)
227 gm Lamb, ground
1 1/2 tsp Salt (to taste)
1/4 tsp Black pepper (to taste)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice
2 cup Water (as needed)


If using preserved grape leaves, soak in cold water for 1 hour, replacing water several times to remove salt. If using fresh leaves, let stand in hot water for 10 minutes to soften.

Combine all ingredients except grape leaves, lemon and water in mixing bowl. Place about 1 tsp of the meat mixture in a think row across the width of the leaf with the stemmed end closest to you and the shiny side of the leaf facing down. Fold the outside edges of the leaf 1/2-inch toward the centre and roll with a little firmness into the shape of a finger. Place in saucepan, alternating the direction of each layer. Do not roll too tight. Leave room for rice expansion and juices.

When all leaves are rolled, sprinkle with lemon juice. Add enough water to just below top level of rolls. bring to a boil, then lower heat, over and simmer for 45 minutes until leaves are tender.

Serve with cold, fresh yogurt, or tabouli.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 410
Calories from fat 190
Calories from saturated fat 89
Total Fat 21.1 g
Saturated Fat 9.9 g
Trans Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.4 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Sodium 934 mg
Potassium 357 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 15.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 2.3
Grain 1.5
Meat 0.6

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