Recipe for grape leaves

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grape leaves

1 cup Rice (Uncooked, parboiled)
1/2 lbs. Coarsely ground lamb
1 tbsp. salt
To taste

pepper, cinnamon and allspice

2 lemons, juice of


In a large flat bottom pot, line the bottom of pot with a layer of flat grape leaves.  Lay out several leaves, making sure stem is removed from each leaf.

Mix rice lamb and spices together.  Add a little cold water to this mixture to make easy to mix.

Flatten grape leaf vein side up, on work surface and place approx. 1 tbsp on bottom of leaf.

Turn in side ends and roll up.  Place in pan in crisscross layers.  Add water to cover rolled grape leaves.  Place a plate on top of tolls to hold firmly in place.

Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 - 30 minutes, until rice is fully cooked. Add lemon juice and cook about 5 additional minutes.

Serve immediately.