Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

Vine leaves filled with a tasty rice mixture make a delicious starter in this version of a Greek recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Add the shallots, scallion and garlic. Fry gently for 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Remove the pan from direct heat. Mix in the rice, sultanas, pine nuts, dill, parsley and lemon juice and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Lay out the vine leaves shiny side down. Place about 1 tbs of the rice mixture in the centre of each vine leaf. Roll up each leaf over the rice filling, forming small, neat, tightly-rolled parcels.
  4. Chill until serving.
  5. Serve with Greek yoghurt.