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Easy Healthy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls With Rice

Get ready to dive into a taste of nostalgia with my Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe.

This one’s a real keeper, straight from my grandma’s kitchen, where it’s been a cherished favorite for as long as I can remember!

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – Easy, Healthy, And Only Takes 15 Minutes Of Prep

Tender cabbage leaves hugging a delicious filling of beef and rice, all baked up in a cozy tomato sauce. It’s the kind of dish that wraps you in a warm, familiar embrace, just like grandma used to make.

So, let’s roll up our sleeves and bring that special touch of homemade goodness to your table! 🥬🍅🍽️

To Make The Delicious Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, You Will Need:

(Full measurements listed below)

Veggies: Cabbage, onions, mushrooms, garlic, parsley, mint, fresh herbs of Provence

Liquid: Milk, water, olive oil

Seasoning: Salt and pepper, soy sauce, caraway seeds (optional)

Others: Tomato paste and rice


How To Make Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Step-By-Step:

Step 1: Boil the cabbage leaves until they become pliable, then let them cool.

Step 2: Prepare the filling by sautéing onions and mushrooms in olive oil and season with salt, soy sauce, and tomato paste. Add the rice, parsley, garlic, mint, pepper, herbs of Provence, and caraway seeds.

Step 3: Assemble the cabbage rolls by placing the filling on cabbage leaves and rolling them tightly.

Step 4: Create a tomato sauce with tomato paste, olive oil, and water. Place the cabbage rolls in a pot, pour the sauce over them, and simmer for 45 minutes.

Step 5: Serve your freshly made Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and enjoy!

Estimate Nutritional Information:

Serving: 1 serving (2 rolls)

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.8g | Protein: 17.4g | Total Fat: 10.4Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 498mg | Dietary Fiber: 2.6.g | Sugar: 7.2g | Vitamin D: 0.2mcg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.6mg

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Cooking Tips:

Use a cabbage with large, tender leaves for easier rolling.

The choice of rice can be adjusted to your preference, but long-grain rice works well.

Enjoy experimenting with different types of mushrooms for unique flavors.

The amount of tomato paste can be varied based on your preference for a tangy taste.

Frequently Asked Questions (FQAs):

1. Can I Use Different Type Of Cabbage For This Recipe?

Yes, while Savoy cabbage is commonly used, you can also use green or Napa cabbage if preferred.

2. How Can I Make The Cabbage Leaves Pliable For Rolling?

Boil the cabbage leaves for a few minutes until they become soft and flexible. This will make them easier to roll.

3. What Can I Use As A Substitute For Mushrooms In The Filling?

You can substitute mushrooms with finely chopped vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or carrots.

4. Is There A Gluten-Free Option For This Dish?

Yes, you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs or rice instead of regular breadcrumbs in the filling for a gluten-free option.

5. Can I Prepare The Cabbage Rolls In Advance And Reheat Them Later?

Yes, you can prepare the cabbage rolls in advance and reheat them in the oven or on the stovetop when ready to serve.

6. How Long Can I Store The Leftover Cabbage Rolls?

Leftover cabbage rolls can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

7. Can I Freeze The Stuffed Cabbage Rolls?

Yes, stuffed cabbage rolls can be frozen for longer storage. Make sure to wrap them well to prevent freezer burn.

8. What Other Herbs And Spices Can I Add To The Filling For Extra Flavor?

You can add herbs like thyme, oregano, or dill, and spices like paprika or red pepper flakes to enhance the flavor of the filling.

9. Do I Need To Blanch The Cabbage Leaves Before Rolling Them?

Yes, blanching the cabbage leaves in boiling water is important to soften them for easy rolling and to remove any bitterness.

10. What’s The Best Way To Serve Stuffed Cabbage Rolls?

Stuffed cabbage rolls are delicious when served with a side of sour cream or a simple tomato sauce. Enjoy them as a comforting and hearty meal.

Time To Whip Up Some Delicious Stuffed Cabbage Rolls!

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

And there you have it – these healthy, delicious Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are ready to take their place on your dinner table. If you decide to give it a shot, make sure to snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Healthy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls With Rice

Sandra Myers Easy Healthy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls With Rice Easy Healthy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls With Rice Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: calories fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 3 voted )


  • >>>The wraps:
  • 1 large cabbage
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • >>The filling:
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup rice
  • parsley, mint, herbs of Provence, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • pinch of black pepper, grounded
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • >>>The sauce:
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups water


Step 1: Make the cabbage wraps

Boil the cabbage, remove the core, and separate the leaves. Cook the leaves in boiling water until pliable, then set them aside to cool.

Simmer the cabbage leaves in a mixture of milk and water until they become soft and flexible.

Step 2: Make the filling

Sautéing onions and mushrooms in olive oil. Season with salt, soy sauce, and tomato paste, and cook until well combined. Add the rice, herbs, and seasoning, and mix well.

Step 3: Stuffed the cabbage leaves and make the sauce

Place the filling in the center of a cabbage leaf and roll it tightly.

Mixing tomato paste, olive oil, and water in a separate bowl.

Step 4: Cook and serve the stuffed cabbage

Place the cabbage rolls in a large pot and pour the tomato sauce over them.

Cover the pot and simmer the stuffed cabbage rolls over medium heat for 45 minutes until they are fully cooked and flavors meld together.

Once done, serve your freshly made Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and enjoy!


When stuffing the cabbage, I put the cabbage leaves in the bowl first and then added the filling. This makes the rolling process easier.

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