Yaprach (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Recipe by Mirj2338
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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 48 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix all the ingredients except for the grape leaves together in a large bowl.
  • Rinse the grape leaves well in hot water and leave them in a bowl of hot water while you work with each one individually.
  • Place one leaf on your working surface, smooth side down.
  • Take one teaspoon of rice filling (measure according to the size of the leaf) and place it in a finger shape in the middle of the leaf.
  • Roll the outer edges towards but not quite reaching the middle.
  • Roll from the bottom towards the top into a cigar shape and place in a large pot.
  • Continue until all the leaves and filling has been used up, placed the filled leaves in the pot in a circular fashion, one level on top of another.
  • Add water until slightly covering the leaf layers.
  • Add a few drops of oil, a pinch of pepper and citric acid and 1/2 tablespoon of tomato paste to the water.
  • Boil covered until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Place a kitchen towel between the pot and cover, cover well and return to a small flame.
  • Cook for an additional 1/2 hour.
  • Serve hot or cold.
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