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Dolmades Yialandzi (Stuffed Grapevine Leaves)

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Recipe

 

Yield

60 servings

Prep

40 min

Cook

90 min

Ready

130 min
Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium

Ingredients

Amount Measure Ingredient Features
¾ cup olive oil
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½ small onions
chopped
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8 each scallions, spring or green onions
finely chopped
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2 cloves garlic
large,
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1 cup long grain rice
raw
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1 bunch dill weed
fresh, chopped
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½ bunch parsley leaves
fresh, chopped
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1 ½ each lemons
juice only
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1 x salt and black pepper
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1 cup water
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1 pound grape leaves
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Ingredients

Amount Measure Ingredient Features
177 ml olive oil
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0.5 small onions
chopped
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8 each scallions, spring or green onions
finely chopped
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2 cloves garlic
large,
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237 ml long grain rice
raw
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1 bunch dill weed
fresh, chopped
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0.5 bunch parsley leaves
fresh, chopped
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1.5 each lemons
juice only
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1 x salt and black pepper
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237 ml water
hot
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453.6 g grape leaves
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Directions

Heat the ½ cup oil in a skillet.

Add the onion and scallions and sauté for about 5 minutes, until soft and transparent.

Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes, then add the rice, dill, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and remaining ¼ cup olive oil.

Stir well, then add the hot water.

Cover and simmer about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.

Meanwhile, carefully remove the grapevine leaves from the jar, leaving the brine in the jar.

Wash grapevine leaves thoroughly and drain, then with a sharp knife cut the heavy stems from the leaves.

(If using fresh grapevine leaves use the same procedure, parboiling leaves for 5 minutes when not tender, then drain).

Line an enameled pan with a few heavy grapevine leaves and set aside.

To stuff a grapevine leaf, put it on your working surface rough side up and stem end near you, and place a teaspoonful of the rice mixture near the stem end. Using both hands, fold the part of the leaf near you up and over the filling. Then fold the right side of the leaf over the filling, then the left side, and roll tightly and back away from you and toward the pointed end of leaf.

Place the "dolma", seam side down, in the prepared pan.

Continue stuffing grapevine leaves until the mixture has been used.

(If any grapevine leaves remain, replace in the reserved brine for future use).

Place an inverted plate on the dolmades, then add enough water to cover the dolmades (about 1 to 1½ cups).

Bring to a boil, then cover the pan, lower the heat, and simmer as slowly as possible for 1¼ hours, then taste one to see if the rice is tender, and continue cooking slowly if necessary.

Cool, then chill. Serve cold, as an appetizer or as an entree.

Note: An important variation, particularly in Macedonia and Thrace: add a few tablespoons of raisins and pine nuts to the filling when adding the rice.

Also, you may vary the size of dolmades as you wish by adding 1½ teaspoons of the filling.

However, be consistent to allow them to cook at the same rate.

They may be stored in the refrigerator for a week or so.



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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 15g (0.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3767% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 

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