Stuffed Virginia Vine Leaves Recipe for Iftar

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Looking for some food inspiration this Ramadan?

Try our Stuffed Virginia Vine Leaves Recipe

It’s simple and easy to make and something the whole family can enjoy.

500g of Virginia vine leaves
1½ cup of washed rice
1 cup of chopped parsley
½ cup of chopped mint leaves
4 small chopped tomatoes
4 chopped spring onions
½ cup of olive oil
¾ cup of lemon juice
2 potatoes (sliced)
Salt and pepper to taste


Firstly dip the Virginia vine leaves in boiling water for 1 minute, remove and set aside. Combine the rice, herbs, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix. Select one vine leaf at a time and place onto a board. Put approximately 1tsp of mixture on to each leaf, fold the sides and then roll into a small parcel. Repeat until you have used all of the stuffing. Place the sliced potatoes into the bottom of a saucepan, then add the stuffed vine leaves on top. Cover with water. Use a plate as a lid to prevent the vine leaves from opening and spilling out. Cook on low heat for approximately 1 hour or until the leaves are well cooked. Cool them and serve cold.


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