Stuffed Grape Leaves

MAKES: 16 servings, 2 leaves per serving
CRISPY RATING: I like these better than most of the restaurant ones I've had

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dill, fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, fresh, chopped
  • 4 cup fat-free chicken broth, reduced-sodium, or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 oz grape leaves, about 32 leaves, rinsed if canned and pre-boiled

1. Combine rice, onion, dill and mint in a large nonstick skillet and set pan over medium heat. Sauté until onion is soft, stirring frequently to prevent rice from burning, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of broth, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat.

2. Place grape leaves, shiny side down, on a flat surface. Top each leaf with 1 heaping teaspoon of rice mixture, placing filling near stem end of leaf. Fold in sides of leaf and then roll up from broad bottom to top. Place stuffed leaves side by side in a large stockpot, leaving no gaps (this prevents leaves from opening while cooking).

3. Pour remaining broth over top of leaves. Set pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 hour. Remove from heat and let cool 30 minutes before serving.

4. Yields 2 stuffed leaves per serving. Note: Stuffed grape leaves may also be served chilled.


Easier than they sound and they are very tasty. I've seen recipes that add ground meat and cinnamon into them.

This recipe is from the Weight Watchers website.

From MC - Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 60 Calories; trace Fat (5.0% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 227mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat.

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