A step-by-step guide to stuffing grape leaves for recipes like dolma.
Drain, rinse, and pat grape leaves dry. Lay flat, vein side up, with the stem facing you. Put 1 tbsp. rice filling in center of leaf and fold right side of leaf over filling. Eilon Paz Fold left side of leaf over filling, overlapping the other side completely. Squeeze filling on top and bottom to form a compact package. Eilon Paz Fold bottom of the leaf over the center of the package and roll it forward into a cylinder, tightening as you go to ensure a snug parcel. Eilon Paz