In a large pot, bring plain water
to a boil. Add the cabbage leaves and simmer for 2 minutes -
just enough to get them tender. Remove them to a strainer.
Add all the stuffing
ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
Prepare the cooking pot by
layering a few cabbage leaves on the bottom.
Take a cabbage leaf and set it
it the palm of your hand. Add one spoonful of stuffing to the
center of the leaf and fold up three sides - baby diaper
style, and roll up. Set it on the bottom of the pot, seam side
down. Note, it may take some practice rolling up, but it's
worth it. Try to keep them small.
Once you have filled up the
pot, use a small plate to weight down the cabbage rolls. This
is so they don't open when cooking.
Add 2 cups of vegetable broth
to the pot and cover with a lid. Simmer on low heat for about
30 minutes or until the rice is done.
Daisy suggests for you
non-vegetarians out there that these are excellent if made
with 1/2 kilo ground beef and 1/4 kilo ground pork added to
the stuffing mixture.
Dolmathes are great served with a big dish of Tzatziki !