Stuffed Grape Leaves

 

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce) jar grape leaves 
1 tomato, peeled and crushed
2 large onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1 head garlic
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
salt
black pepper
1 cup white rice
1/4 cup chopped dill

Directions 

1.  Mix  all the ingredients together.

2.While this is cooling, drain the grape leaves and carefully pull them apart. Put them into a bowl and cover them with cold water. Let them soak until you are ready to roll.

3.Place a grape leaf on your work surface, shiny side down. Add 1 tablespoon of the rice mixture to the middle of the grape leaf. Fold the sides over the rice and roll the leaf into a small log shape, about the size of your thumb. Repeat with the remaining rice, placing the stuffed leaves into a pot. When the dish is full, cover the stuffed leaves with several layers of flat grape leaves and pour in 1 cup of water. Cover and cook  the leaves on medium heat for 1 hour. serve immediately.

 

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