Dolmas-Grape Leaves Stuffed With Fragrant Rice

1
Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup water
  • salt
  • 1 Cup long grain white rice (or use long grain brown rice)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon (preferably fresh ground)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice of (about 2 tbls. juice)
  • 1/4 Cup dried currant (or use raisins)
  • 1/4 Cup toasted pine nuts
  • black pepper (or a 5 pepper mixture)
  • 20 -25 grape leaves packed in brine
  • extra virgin olive oil