- Servings Per Recipe: 20
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 135.7
- Total Fat: 9.3 g
- Cholesterol: 28.9 mg
- Sodium: 84.9 mg
- Total Carbs: 7.2 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
- Protein: 6.6 g
Warak Einab - Stuffed Grape LeavesSubmitted by: JOEFIX93
IntroductionStuffed grape leaves are not only delicious, but are fun to make. In my kitchen, my family stuffs and wraps the grape leaves together - even the children. It can be time consuming for one person, but with many, the time goes by very quickly and you are on to eating this delectable appetizer! Stuffed grape leaves are not only delicious, but are fun to make. In my kitchen, my family stuffs and wraps the grape leaves together - even the children. It can be time consuming for one person, but with many, the time goes by very quickly and you are on to eating this delectable appetizer!
* 1 1/2 lbs. uncooked ground beef or ground lamb
* 16 oz. can of tomato sauce or 2 1/2 cups peeled, diced tomatoes
* 2 cups uncooked white rice
* 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon coriander
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon black pepper
* 2 tablespoons of lemon
* 1 16 oz. jar grape leaves or 1 lb. fresh vine leaves
* 1 lemon sliced
Remove grape leaves from jar and soak for a few hours in cold water. If not soaked properly, they have a very salty taste.
While grape leaves are soaking, mix together ground beef, tomato sauce, rice, parsley, coriander, salt, pepper and lemon juice. This is best done with your hands. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to stuff leaves.
Preparing the Grape Leaves to Stuff
Drain grape leaves and dry with paper towels. Remove stems. Place leaves shiny side down and have yout meat mixture ready.
Stuffing and Wrapping
Put about a teaspoon of mixture towards the bottom of the leaf. Fold in sides and roll upwards firmly. Do not roll too tightly. The rice does expand during cooking and may tear the leaf.
Repeat with remaining leaves and mixture.
How to Properly Place Them in The Pot
In a large saucepan or dutch oven, place them side by side in circular layers. Place two lemon slices between the layers of grape leaves.
Put a weight on top of the last layer of stuffed grape leaves. I use a ceramic plate. This ensure that the leaves to do not move around during cooking. Fill pot with water, covering the leaves. Simmer and cook for 30 minutes on low until the rice is done.
When rice is tender, remove vine leaves from pot and serve.
Makes approx. 20 appetizer servings
Credit to Saad Fayed (email@example.com) for recipe and commentary.
Number of Servings: 20
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOEFIX93.