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Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves and Zucchini

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ورق عنب و كوسا محشي بزيت الزيتون This is a recipe for stuffed grape leaves with Zucchini . A popular dish in the Middle East. It is time consuming which is the case of most dishes cooked in the Arabic kitchen but worth it. Delicious!
  Grape leaves 1 Pound
  Zucchinis 10
  Short grain rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Diced onion 1 Medium
  Chopped parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Black pepper To Taste
  All spice To Taste
  Sliced potatoes 4 Large (For Laying In The Bottom Of The Cooking Pot)
  Olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lemon juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Diced tomatoes 4
  Salt To Taste

- Wash all your vegetables. Make the stuffing by adding the washed rice, diced tomatoes, onions and chopped parsley, season, add olive oil and mix well.
- Roll up your grape leaves with the stuffing and set aside.
- Hollow your zucchinis and stuff with the rice stuffing.
- Lay the sliced potatoes in the bottom of your pot, season and mix well with olive oil.
- Arrange your zucchinis and grape leaves inside the pot.
- Add the diced tomatoes on top, add salt and olive oil. Cover with a plate to prevent boiling over.
- when it boils, lower the heat and simmer on low for about two hours, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
- Half way through the cooking, add the lemon juice to it.
- When cooking is done, invert into a platter and arrange nicely.
- Make sure you plate the potatoes that are in the bottom, they are so succulent and full of lemon flavor. Plain delicious!!
- You may serve this dish hot or at room temperature with plain yogurt on the side or extra lemon juice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Middle Eastern
Main Dish
Rice, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
160 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
220 Minutes
Rice stuffed grape leaves and zucchini is a typical middle eastern dish which takes a lot of patience to prepare but it is worth all the pain. Watch the video to see how it is made at home and tastes amazing with all the flavors and juices preserved inside.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 505 Calories from Fat 196

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.2%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g15.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 90.9 mg3.8%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.2%

Dietary Fiber 13.7 g55%

Sugars 10.8 g

Protein 12 g23.1%

Vitamin A 325.5% Vitamin C 156.1%

Calcium 27.4% Iron 28.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves And Zucchini Recipe Video