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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 73.2
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 195.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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Stuffed Grape Leaves

Submitted by: LADYW422

Introduction

This low-calorie Greek and Middle Eastern favorite is the perfect make-ahead starter for company--especially when teamed up with lemon wedges and plain yogurt. This low-calorie Greek and Middle Eastern favorite is the perfect make-ahead starter for company--especially when teamed up with lemon wedges and plain yogurt.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1/2 cup uncooked white rice
    1/2 tsp salt
    8 oz grape leaves, jarred
    2 tsp olive oil
    2 TBsp pine nuts
    5 medium shallots, chopped
    1/4 cups dried currants
    1/4 cup parsley, fresh, chopped
    1 TBsp mint leaves, or dill, fresh, chopped or 1 tsp dried mint or dill
    1/8 tsp black pepper

Directions

Cook rice according to package directions, using 1/2 teaspoon salt. Meanwhle, rinse grape leaves under cold water; set aside. Preheat oven to 350F.

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a small pan. Add pine nuts and cook until they begin to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Add shallots and cook until they just begin to brown, about 3 minutes. Combine rice, pine nut mixture, currants, and parsley, mint and pepper.

Place 1 grape leaf, vein side up, on a clean, flat surface. Top the widest part of leaf with a rounded tablespoon of rice mixture; roll up like an envelope. Place leaf seam side down in a 10 x 10 x 2-inch casserole dish that's been filled with 1 cup of water; repeat until all leaves are used. Drizzle remaining 1 teaspoon of oil over stuffed leaves. Bake, covered, to heat through, about 30 minutes. Remove stuffed leaves with a slotted spoon and serve warm or at room temperature. Yields about 5 stuffed leaves per serving.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYW422.






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