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                            STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Main dish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       tb           Olive oil
    1       md           Onion, finely chopped
    5       c            Chopped mushrooms
    1       tb           Dried parsley or to taste
      1/4   ts           Black pepper or to taste
      1/8   ts           Cayenne pepper or to taste
      1/4   ts           Turmeric or to taste
    1       c            Cooked yellow split peas
    2       c            Cooked white or brown rice
    1                    16-oz jar grape leaves
    1       c            Water
   In a skillet, heat oil and saute onion and mushrooms until soft. Add
   parsley and spices. Tranfer to a bowl. Mix in peas and rice. Preheat oven
   to 350 degrees. Line a 3-quart baking dish with a few grape leaves to keep
   stuffed leaves from sticking and burning. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of
   rice mixture (more or less depending on size of leaf) in the center of a
   grape leaf. Fold in sides, then roll leaf from stem to tip. Place in
   casserole. Repeat procedure with remaining grape leaves until rice mixture
   is used up. Pour water in bottom of dish (to prevent sticking and drying
   out). Bake for 25 minutes. Serves 12 as an appetizer, 6 as an entree. Per
   appetizer serving: 91 cal.; 3g prot.; 2.5g fat; 14g carb.; 0 chol.; 94mg
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