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Dolma (Iraqi-style Stuffed Grape Leaves)

A challenge to prepare, but a delight to eat! Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) jars grape leaves 2 lbs beef or 2 lbs lamb, minced 1 cup long-grain uncooked rice (basmati rice works best) 3/4 cup tomato sauce 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 medium onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 pinch ground cardamom 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice 2/3 cup canola oil 4 -5 carrots water Directions Soak grape leaves in water for 20 minutes. Drain. Peel and slice carrots lengthwise and line bottom of pot with them. This helps keep the grape leaves from sticking to the pot. Soak rice in hot water for 10 minutes and drain. In a large bowl, combine rice, beef, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, tomato … Continue reading

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Jollof Rice recipe

Enjoy this Liberian version of a West African favorite. Ingredients 2 lbs. meat (your choice of chicken, shrimp, pork) ¾  c. vegetable oil ½ c. yellow onion, finely chopped ½ c. green pepper, finely chopped ½ tsp. ground ginger 1 16-oz. can whole tomatoes 2 6-oz. cans tomato paste 2 quarts water 1 T. salt ½ tsp. black pepper ½ tsp. thyme 1 tsp. crushed red pepper 2 c. white rice Cut meat into 1-inch chunks and sauté in ½ cup vegetable oil until slightly brown.  In another pan sauté onion, green pepper, ground ginger and ¼ cup vegetable oil until onions are soft.  Add can of whole tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add tomato paste, water, salt, black pepper, thyme, crushed red pepper and meat.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Prepare rice in its own pot according to package instructions. Combine stew with rice and serve hot.  Yields 8 … Continue reading

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