Xaos' greek dolmathes (a.k.a. "dolma" or "stuffed grape leaves")
-1/2 lb Grape leaves
-1 lb Finely chopped onion
-1 cup Rice
-1 cup Olive oil
-1 batch Finely chopped dill
-1 batch Finely chopped mint
Juice from 1 lemon
quickly dip grape leaves in boiling water (blanch) then remove and run gently
under cool water. set aside to drain. mix the onions with half the olive oil.
after a while, mix in the rice, 250mL hot water and the remaining ingredients,
except for the oil and the lemon juice. boil the mixture for 4 to 5 minutes.
carefully wrap one tablespoon of the mixture with a grapeleaf and repeat until
completed. carefully place the dolmathes in a pot (a roasting pot with a lid
will do fine also) with some space between them. cover the dolmathes with a
plate a add the rest of the oil and the lemon juice with 500mL of water. boil at
low heat for 30 minutes, until some water is absorbed and the rice is done.
serve cold with slices of lemon.
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