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Stuffed Vine Leaves with Rice” – a delicious Mediterranean dish.


  • 1 bouquet of parsley
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cube of chicken stock
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • 50 vine leaves
  • 150g of rice (round or basmati)
  • 1 lemon
  • 50g of pine nuts


Step 1

A few hours before making your dolmas:

Step 2

Boil water and then put the vine leaves in it, blanch for 5 to 7 minutes. Then cool them before preparing them.

Step 3

Preparing the filling:

Step 4

Finely chop the onion.

Step 5

In a deep pan, sauté the onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then add the rice and stir for 3 minutes.

Step 6

Pour in 40cl of water, then the cube of stock; simmer while stirring occasionally. The rice should not be completely cooked, but slightly firm.

Step 7

Finely chop the parsley and add it at the end of the cooking.

Step 8

Add the pine nuts (as many as you want), then the lemon juice (be careful not to throw away the lemon once it is emptied of its juice: we will need it for the cooking of the dolmas), pepper.

Step 9

Making the dolmas:

Step 10

Take a leaf, cut off the stem.

Step 11

Lay the leaf face down with the veins facing up. The tip of the leaf should be facing upwards.

Step 12

Place a teaspoon of filling at the bottom of the leaf; fold the 2 sides of the leaf towards the center, roll, up to the point. (the point helps to close the dolmas well).

Step 13

In a pot, arrange the dolmas tightly against each other, so that they hold together during cooking: I suggest you arrange them in a circle.

Step 14

Cooking the dolmas:

Step 15

Pour 20cl of water into the pot, a drizzle of olive oil, place the empty lemons on top of the dolmas and cover.

Step 16

Bring the cooking water to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat and then put on very low heat. Cook for at least 1 hour, add a little water for the cooking if necessary.

Step 17

Let cool for at least an hour in the refrigerator before serving.


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