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Stuffed Grape Leaves

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Ingredients
  Grape leaves 1 Pound
  Rice 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), washed
  Chickpeas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Mint 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Scallions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Wash and drain grape leaves.
Mix rice, peas, parsley, mint, scallions, salt, pepper, cinnamon and oil; stuff 1 leaf at a time using heaping teaspoon of stuffing.
Roll up, folding bottom of leaf up over stuffing and folding in sides.
Place garlic in bottom of 4-quart pan; add rolls side by side in layers.
Sprinkle with additional salt and lemon juice; add 1/2 cups water.
Cook gently, covered, for 45 minutes.
Drain off sauce; arrange rolls on serving platter.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Steamed
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Servings: 
8

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