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2 1/2 c. rice
250 green grape leaves
4 med. onions
1/2 sprig dill
1 dessert spoon sugar
1 tbsp. currants
Salt & black pepper, mixed spices
1 c. olive oil
1/2 bunch parsley
1/2 sprig mint (or 1 tbsp. dried mint)
1 tbsp. pine nuts
Soak rice in boiling hot water in a pan and allow to cool. Rinse several times and strain. Chop onions, parsley, dill and mint. Fry onions and pine nuts with salt in olive-oil. Add rice and continue frying a little more. Mix in water, currants, black pepper, mixed spices, sugar, chopped mint and dill. Cook rice, stirring occasionally until it absorbs the water. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Place grape leaves in boiling water and scald. Strain. Nip off the stems of leaves. Place a bit of the filling at the base of each leaf. Fold the sides in and roll. Arrange the stuffed and wrapped grape leaves regularly in the pan. Sour plums or slices of lemon can be placed among the stuffed leaves to give the dish a mildly sour flavor. Add enough water for the rice to absorb. Cook on medium heat. The dish is ready when the water is absorbed thoroughly. Arrange on a platter and allow to cool. Serve cold.
From 1961 to 2002, the following countries produced and consumed the most wine: France, Italy, Argentina, and Spain.
From 1961 to 2003, the major wine importers were: USA, Germany, and UK.
The value of wine exports in 2002 (in USD million) were: Australia (1570 million), Chile (750 million), USA (600 million), South Africa (300 million), and New Zealand (170 million).