1/2 pound grape leaves
1 pound finely chopped onion
1 cup rice
1 cup olive oil
1 bunch finely chopped dill
1 bunch finely chopped mint
juice from 1 lemon
Briefly dip grape leaves in boiling water then rinse them with cold water and
wipe dry. Mix the onions with half the olive oil. After a while, mix in the
rice, 1 cup hot water and the remaining ingredients, except for the oil and the
lemon juice. Boil the mixture for 4 to 5 minutes. Wrap one tablespoon of the
mixture with a grape leaf and repeat until completed. Carefully place the
dolmathes in a pot with some space between them. Cover the dolmathes with a
plate a add the rest of the oil and the lemon juice with 2 cups 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. Serves 4.