Beet Leaf Roll-ups

READY IN: 55mins


  • young beet leaf, washed,patted dry
  • Filling
  • 2
    cups cold water
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup rice
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 18
    cup chopped dill (fresh is best, but dry dill-weed will work ok too, just use less as it's more potent)
  • salt and pepper
  • sauce
  • 1
    cup whipping cream or 1 cup sour cream
  • 14
    cup fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1
    tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Place your clean beet leaves in a 200 degree oven or hot sun to wilt them.
  • (if usiong the oven, don't forget them in there).
  • Cook your rice in the 2 cups of water with the 1tsp salt.
  • Fry the diced onion in the butter until soft, then add the dill.
  • Add the onion/butter/dill mixture to the cooked rice.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of the filling onto a beet leaf, and roll up.
  • Making sure your filling won't fall out.
  • Place in layers into a casserole dish.
  • Mix together the sauce ingredients until well blended.
  • And pour over the beet leaf roll-ups.
  • Bake at 300 for 1/2 to 3/4 hour.
  • until the sauce is just bubbling at the edges.
  • Enjoy!