Ingredients1 jar (16 ounce) vine leaves, drained and separated
1 1/4 cup rice
1/2 cup chickpeas
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh scallion
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cup water
InstructionsWash the grape leaves thoroughly in cold water to remove the salt.
Mix the next 10 ingredients on the list.
Stuff the grape leaves using one heaping teaspoon of stuffing. Roll up, folding bottom of leaf up over the stuffing and folding in sides (similar to a burrito).
In a 4-quart pan place rolls side by side in layers. Pour lemon juice and water over the rolls. Cook gently being careful not to boil, or it will tear the rolls open. Covered for 45 minutes.
To serve, lift out liquid from the pan with slotted spoon. Serve hot or cold.