IT’S TIME TO GO GREEK WITH THESE SIMPLE TRADITIONAL RECIPES–MY GREEK TRADITIONAL COOKBOOKS I & II BY ANNA OTHITIS

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Greek-Dolmades-recipe-Stuffed-Grape-Leaves-1-800x577.jpgGREEK DOLMADES

Ingredients

  • 60 vine leaves, drained and rinsed
  • 250g rice (1 cup)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cups warm water
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsps dill, chopped
  • 1/2 a cup parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper

PREPARATION 

  1. To make this traditional Greek dolmades recipe (stuffed vine/ grape leaves), start by preparing the vine leaves. For this dolmades recipe, you can either use vine leaves sold in jars or fresh (if you are lucky enough to find them). If you use the ones in jar, rinse the vine leaves, remove the stems and leave them in a colander to drain. If using fresh vine leaves, wash them thoroughly, remove the stems and blanch them in boiling hot water. Remove the leaves with a slotted spoon and place them in a colander to cool down completely.
  2. Prepare the filling for the stuffed vine/ grape leaves (dolmades). Place the rice in a…

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