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sarmi

Sauekraunt sarmi with rice

If I have a favorite recipe – this is it! I make sarmi 2 to 4 times a year in the winter time. They are mandatory on our Christmas table. Combine them with crunchy bread, a glass of good red wine and a few cloves of garlic (needless to say it’s a dinner affair) and there are no viruses that can touch you. Raw garlic – the best natural antibiotic out there. For me this meal is absolute Nirvana.

Ingredients

Red beet soup
  • 15 - 20 whole leaves of sauerkaut
  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup risotto rice
  • 1 tbsp red pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp savory

Instructions

1. Saute the chopped leek in oil for a few minutes, before adding the rice, spices and 2 cups of water.
2. When the liquid is absorbed, remove from heat and let cool.
3. Start filling the sauerkraut leafs and wrap them tight (like a burrito, both sides tucked in before rolling it close).
4. Place them in a deep baking dish.
5. Adding 1 cup of water, cover with foil and bake at 220 C until the sarmi absorb most of the water and have increased in size (about 40 min.)
6. Remove the foil and let them brown a little bit.
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