Stuffed Grape Leaves

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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 55 min.
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Stuffed grape leaves are a light and protein-filled, Mediterranean dish that are so enjoyable as a starter or along with a meal. They are low in calories but high in nutrients. 

You can also add different types of ground meat to the grape leaves, or you can leave them vegetarian. 

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
1 ¼ cups Long grain rice
11 ounces preserved Grape leaf
4 tablespoons raisins
½ bunch parsley (finely chopped)
½ bunch Dill (finely chopped)
2 sprigs mint (finely chopped)
1 ½ cups onions (finely chopped)
4 tablespoons Pine nuts
1 lemon (juiced)
5 tablespoons olive oil
ground allspice
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

Place the rice in a pot, cover with water and cook for around 15 min. Quickly dip the grape leaves in boiling water and arrange on a tea towel to dry. Cut off the stems.

2.
Drain the rice and transfer to a large bowl. Soften the raisins in lukewarm water. Add the raisins, herbs and onions to the rice. Stir in the pine nuts, half the lemon juice and 2 tbsp oil. Season with salt, ground black pepper and allspice.
3.

Place 1 tbsp of the filling onto each grape leaf, fold in the sides and roll up from the stem end to the tip of the leaf. Continue like this until all the leaves are stuffed.

4.
Place the dolmades close together in a pot and drizzle with the remaining lemon juice and oil. Place a plate on top of the dolmades and add enough hot water so that everything is covered. Simmer on a low heat for around 1 hour then leave to cool. Drain and serve.