Yaprak Dolma is an authentic Turkish dish made from Grape Leaves Stuffed with aromatic rice, fresh herbs, and spices. It is the most popular dish in Turkey that is prepared for any special occasions.

You can serve these bite-sized appetizers as a part of a mezze platter. These are the ingredients you will need to make them. Click on 👇 "learn more" button for the full list of ingredients.

Start with preparing the rice filling. Place a pan on medium heat and add 3 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chopped onions to the pan and sauté until soft and translucent.

When the onions are softened, add the pine nuts and sauté them until they turn slightly brown. Stir occasionally to avoid them burning.

Lay one grape leaf flat on a cutting board with the shiny side down. Place about 1 tablespoon of the rice filling in the center of the leaf, close to where the stem was.

Arrange the stuffed grape leaves in rows neatly in your prepared dutch oven or pan. Place them seam-side down and cover the bottom of the pan without leaving any space.

Gently simmer the dolmas for an hour, or until the leaves are soft and the rice is fully cooked. Let them cool down and serve them with lemon slices . Click on 👇 "learn more" for the full recipe.