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Greek Dolmades

Greek Dolmades

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Vine leaf rolls, or “Dolmades” in Greek, are also easy to make from currant bush leaves if you can’t find vine leaves in the grocery store.

Greek Dolmades

Greek Dolmades

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 199kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 vine leaves or large currant leaves
  • 1 dl rice
  • 2 dl vegetable broth
  • 1 onion
  • 1 dl fresh mint
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Remove the vine leaves from the pot and bring to a rapid boil.
  • Chop the onion very finely and sauté in a pan until yellow. Add half of the vegetable stock and the rice to the pan. Swirl gently. Grate in the lemon zest.
  • Season with salt and pepper. When the stock has been absorbed, tear the mint leaves into the pan. The rice does not need to be fully cooked at this stage.
  • Place the vine leaf on a plate, stem side up. Place a spoonful of filling at the bottom of the leaf and gently fold the vine leaf roll into a loose roll. It should not be tight as the rice will swell when cooked.
  • Once all the vine leaf rolls are rolled, place them in the bottom of the pan, seam side down. Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil, the remaining vegetable stock and squeeze in the lemon juice.
  • Cook the vine leaf rolls over very low heat under the lid until the liquids have disappeared. This will take about an hour.
  • Serve the vine leaf rolls chilled.

Nutrition (values are an approximate guide)

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2829IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg
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Last Updated on May 21, 2022 by Flavorado

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