Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves | Tori Avey Used about 2 T of oil to sautéed onion, and homemade ficken broth in rice pot, and didn't do the full 10 minute simmer because rice stuck. Used only water for the grapeleaf pot....about 1.25 cup water, and only a tbsp of oil. Add garlic cloves in stuffed leaf pot. Cooked up great. Very lemony - more Greek style than Syrian.