Baked grape leaves | Arabic Food Recipes

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Baked grape leaves | Arabic Food Recipes



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!


INGREDIENTS


 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
 Salt-to-taste
 Black pepper-to-taste


For serving:
American Garden ranch sauce


PREPARATION


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.



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