Aug 11, 2010

Werg 3nab...

The best werg 3neb I have ever tasted was made by an American married to a Saudi, so after we connected on facebook years later, it was a recipe I NEEDED to have... I got, and I finally made it 2 days ago... here is the recipe <3

Grape Leaves (1 Jar)

Stuffing Ingredients:

1 jar of grape leaves (I prefer Orlando), drained, washed, and small stem removed

Oil1 onion, chopped

1 tomato, chopped

1 handful of parsley, chopped

2 maggi cubes

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

2 cups of Egyptian rice, washed

1 tea cup lemon juice

1 tea cup olive oil

After rolling:

1 medium potato, sliced

1 medium onion, sliced

1 medium tomato, sliced


1 tea cup lemon juice

1 tea cup olive oil


Method: Cook the onion until soft. Add the tomato and cook until soft. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over low heat until the liquid has been absorbed.

Line the bottom of the cooking pot with the potato, tomato and onion slices (you can use only one of the items (potato, tomato or onions) or two or three as you like to protect the grape leaves from sticking and giving the grape leaves better flavor).

Roll the grape leaves and place snuggly next to each other in layers in the pot.

After you have finished rolling, sprinkle some salt, pour the 1 teacup of lemon juice and 1 tea cup of olive oil on top and place a heavy oven-proof dish on top to hold it down. Pour water on this just to cover the plate.

I cooked them in a pressure cooker for 12 minutes and then let them stand inside without opening the pot for 1/2 an hour. If you cook them in a regular pot, you need to bring the water to a boil and then simmer on low for about an hour and leave them in the pot for another hour after the stove has been shut off.

Arrange on a platter and enjoy!


  1. Yummy warq 3enab are one of my favourite just too lazy to get into the hassle of making them ..Just love eating them :D..
    Will keep your recipe and inshallah will attempt doing it one day..
    thanks for sharing..

  2. lol.. I actually find its kinda easy to make.. just bring the stuff to the livign room with you, and do it while watching tv or a movie, it goes by reallly quickly :) Good luck :)

  3. Ohh and u have another blog...gonna follow this one too...I want to make a recipe blog. I love wareg anab...I did not liek them the first time but I love them took a while. But now I crave them. I have this machine to roll them and it is really fun to make them now. MMmmmmm!


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