Dolma, Assyrian Recipe

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Dolma can be stuffed peppers, cabbage or grape leaves. This recipe is for grape leaves.
You will find that the stuffing is similar to that of stuffed peppers
Rolling is time consuming, great for the holidays.
This is served hot unlike the Greek dolma found at salad bars, no oil.
The plain yogurt elevates the flavor, got to have it.
Some people tend to be a bit hesitant with grape leaves. That’s OK more for you.
Grape leaves can be found in the international section.

Servings: 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Open jar of grape leaves, remove and soak in cold water rinse.
  2. 2 onions chopped fine – medium
  3. 4-6 celery stalks chopped fine – medium
  4. Place in fry pan, cover with water and steam/boil until al dente.
  5. Place in large bowl.
  6. Cook 3 pounds hamburger or tri blend or ground lamb or combination of any.
  7. Cook meat in fry pan, drain then add to the bowl of cooked celery and onions.
  8. Add to bowl
  9. 3/4 cup rice (partially cooked)
  10. Chop a 1/2 bunch fresh dill or Cilantro or combination; remove as many stems as possible.
  11. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  12. 2 tablespoon paprika
  13. 1 tablespoon salt or to taste
  14. Mix
  15. Unwrap grape leaves and lay on flat surface if a portion of the stem remains, remove it.
  16. Place teaspoon to tablespoon (depends on size of leaf) of mix onto center of leave
  17. Fold in sides, roll forward
  18. Dolma should be a rectangle not a cigar shape
  19. Place in saucepan around the edge working to the center
  20. Get help and continue until complete
  21. Place chopped onions on top, dust with paprika
  22. Place ½ inch of cold water in sauce pan filled with dolma
  23. Cover, steam for 7 minutes
  24. Place dolma on plate
  25. Top with plain yogurt
  26. Serve with rice

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 215g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 323  
Calories from Fat 162 50%
Total Fat 17.95g 22%
Saturated Fat 7.51g 30%
Trans Fat 1.09g  
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 129mg 5%
Potassium 621mg 18%
Total Carbs 2.72g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 2.02g 1%
Protein 35.18g 56%
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