Beet Leaf Holubtsi
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Recipe type: Sidedish
Cuisine: Ukrainian
  • beet leaves
  • 2 cups of white rice
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 6 slices of bacon - diced
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • whipping cream
  • fresh dill
  • salt & pepper
  1. Prepare the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile fry bacon, after 5 minutes add 1 tablespoon of butter and chopped onion.
  3. It is done when the bacon is crisp.
  4. Pour the bacon and onions, over the rice.
  5. Add a generous amount of freshly chopped dill and stir to combine.
  6. Now is a good time to season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add a ¼ cup of whipping cream, stirring until it all becomes creamy.
  8. Place a beet leaf on a cutting board and trim the bottom part straight across to remove the stem. Place a generous teaspoon of filling on the trimmed edge of the beet leaf and roll it towards the tip.
  9. Gently place the roll in a greased/buttered baking dish.
  10. Repeat until you have used all the leaves and filling.
  11. Pour whipping cream and a few teaspoons of shaved onionĀ over the rolls just until lightly covered.
  12. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter.
  13. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
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