Quinoa-Stuffed Vine Leaves

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Recipe by waynejohn1234

These are a lovely change from the popular ground beef/rice one that seems to be on many menus. I think this came from a local chef.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Oven 350.
  2. Combine quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers, parsley, oregano, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a med. sized bowl.
  3. Carefully separate vine leaves.
  4. Place each leaf, shiny side down and stem towards you on a work surface.
  5. Put 1 tablespoons stuffing near the bottom of the leaf.
  6. Fold the bottom and sides inward to cover filling.
  7. Roll tightly toward tip of leaf.
  8. Pack tightly, seam-side down, into baking dish.
  9. Pour boiling water into the dish.
  10. Cover with a plate to keep leaves from unrolling during cooking.
  11. Bake until quinoa is tender, about 30 minutes.
  12. Drain and serve with lemon wedges and Balkan-style yoghurt.
  13. I usually rinse the quinoa first and allow to dry or pat dry.
  14. Preparation time depends on how fast you can put this together and at first it can be slow so timing is very approximate.

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