RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – Richmond is known for its food festivals throughout the year and one of the favorites is the Lebanese Food Festival which is celebrating its 29th annual event this weekend and you are invited.
Sandra Joseph Brown is back with us this year to share a tasty preview of this year’s festival. The 29th annual Lebanese Food Festival is this Friday through Sunday at Saint Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 4611 Sadler Road in Glen Allen. The festivities on Friday and Saturday are from 10am to 10pm and on Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
2 pounds of cabbage (1 medium head)
1 cup uncooked rice
1 pound of lean beef
1/8 t. of cinnamon
1/4 t. of allspice
Salt and pepper to taste
4 large cloves of garlic
1 T. of dry mint
¼ cup of lemon juice
1 cup of diced tomatoes or tomato puree
Core and parboil whole head of cabbage, peel and remove layers of the soften leaves.
Slice each leave in the rib center. (place leaves in a colander to drain)
Mix meat rice cinnamon allspice salt and pepper in a bowl.
Next place cabbage roll on cutting mat and place of small amount in center of leaf and roll, continue until finished.
Place rolls in bottom of baking dish that you have placed garlic cloves in the bottom of dish.
Add lemon juice and crushed mint, cover cabbage with water and tomato mixture.
Cover and bake 400 degrees until tender approximately 40 minutes.
Remove and Serve.