Serves 6 Persons
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 50 Minutes
A great Middle Eastern appetizer that will add a great touch to your mezze table. Making grape leaves has never been this easy!
1 ½ cups short grain rice, washed and drained
1 chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
½ cup thinly chopped parsley
500 g American Garden grape leaves
½ cup olive oil
1 cup water
¼ cup American Garden lemon juice
American Garden ranch sauce
1- In a bowl, combine the rice with the onion, tomato and parsley. Pour in half of the olive oil then season with salt and black pepper.
2- Place American Garden grape leaves on a solid surface then add about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center just above the stem end. Tuck in the sides over the filling then roll tightly into a cigar shape. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.
3- Layer the grape leaves in an oven dish. Drizzle the rest of the oil, American Garden lemon juice and the water on top.
4- Cover with foil paper and cook in the oven at 180˚C for 40-50 minutes.
5- Serve with American Garden ranch sauce.