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    Stuffed Grape Leaves

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    1 hrs 30 mins

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    30 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    Mark Bittman; he recommends if you cannot get fresh grape leaves, you may prefer using cabbage or chard leaves instead of bottled grape leaves, which he says have little flavor.

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    1. 1
      Bring a large pot of water to a boil; parboil grape leaves, a few at a time, until they are tender and pliable, just a couple of minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain leaves, then cut off the stems and remove any hard veins near the base of the leaves; pat dry with paper towels.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, add olive oil to a large, deep skillet over med-high heat.
    4. 4
      One minute later, add in the onion; cook, stirring, until it is tender, about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add in the pine nuts, rice, allspice, 1 teaspoon salt, and stock.
    6. 6
      Cover, decrease heat to med-low, and cook about 10-12 minutes, until the rice is somewhat tender but still quite al dente.
    7. 7
      Cool in a large bowl, check flavor for salt, and add lots of pepper, the mint, and half the lemon juice.
    8. 8
      One at a time, place the grape leaves, shiny side down, on a work surface; put 1 tablespoon rice mixture in the middle of the leaf.
    9. 9
      Fold over the stem end, then the sides, then roll toward the tip, making a neat little package.
    10. 10
      Don’t roll too tightly, as the rice will continue to expand during cooking.
    11. 11
      Place the packages side by side in a roasting pan or skillet (layering them is fine), add water (or even better, more stock) to come about halfway up the rolls, and weight with a heatproof plate.
    12. 12
      Cover the pan/skillet and cook over low heat for 30 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
    13. 13
      Drain; serve at room temperature, sprinkled with remaining lemon juice and a bit of olive oil.

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    Nutritional Facts for Stuffed Grape Leaves

    Serving Size: 1 (4843 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 137.3
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.3 mg
    Sodium 3899.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 6.6 g

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