How to make it

  • In medium bowl mix rice, lamb, salt, pepper, allspice, cinnamon, and oil.
  • Place a heaping teaspoon of lamb stuffing on the dull side of the grape leaf. Begin rolling in a jelly roll fashion. After the first roll, tuck in the ends, and continue rolling. The roll should be firm, but not too tight because the rice expands as it cooks. If it is too tight it might burst. Repeat with the rest of the leaves and filling.
  • In a 2 1/2 quart pan arrange rolls in compact rows. Add enough water to just below the top row of rolls. Place a small plate on top of the rolls. This is to weigh them down so they will remain intact while they cook. Bring the pot to a boil, reduce heat. Cover and let simmer 45 minutes or until leaves are tender. Most of the water will have absorbed at this point. Uncover, add lemon juice, and cook for 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat and transfer to serving platter. Serve with yogurt.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    You get my thanks and a 5, Mamafrog. A great post
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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe, fairly easy too.
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Nice one mamma, very close to the stuffed vines leaves I am used too... High Five from me.... Jim
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    I LOVE DOLMADES!!! This is an excellent recipe and thank you for sharing it with all of us!
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  • thepiggs 6 years ago
    Your recipes sounds delicious! I love stuffed grape leaves so am looking forward to trying this.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I will try this with some grape leaves that I have frozen from my garden.
    Great post

    Michael
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    " It was excellent "
    kochhexe ate it and said...
    yes, this is a great recipe - i should know, that's the way i make them, too :-) - i often add some chopped mint leaves and just a little bit of lemon to the cooking water.
    and, if you grind some garlic with salt, grate some cucumber (squeeze to get rid of the liquid), add this to the rather firm yoghurt, stir, add some salt and pepper - that will go even better with the grape leaves then plain yoghurt.
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    " It was excellent "
    emilydrew ate it and said...
    By far the best grape leaves I've ever had, honestly.
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