Ingredients for Making Cabbage Stuffed Savoy Cabbage
- Savoy cabbage 1 head
- Minced meat (mixed) 300 grams
- Rice 30-50 grams
- Onions 2 pieces (medium)
- Carrot 1 piece (large)
- Bulgarian pepper 1 piece (large)
- Sour cream (medium fat) 125-150 grams
- Hard cheese 80-100 grams
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Spices for meat to taste
- Paprika to taste
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- Vegetable oil as required for frying
- Main Ingredients: Beef, Pork, Cabbage, Onions, Carrots
- Portion 3-4
- World Cuisine
baking dish, kitchen knife, grater, cutting board, frying pan, wooden spatula, saucepan, colander, tablespoon, fork, kitchen oven mitts, vegetable peeler, deep plate
Cooking cabbage rolls from savoy cabbage:
Step 1: cook rice.
Usually for cooking cabbage rolls I use rice left over after dinner or lunch, but it also happens that I have to cook it specially. A lot of cereals are not needed, enough 30-50 grams. Cook rice as usual, i.e. rinse several times with cold running water, and then pour into a pan and cook for about 15-20 minutes after boiling over low heat. Cool the boiled cereal a little.
Step 2: prepare the cabbage.
Now let's move on to the cabbage. First rinse it with water, shake off excess moisture and disassemble. Savoy cabbage is loose, and therefore its leaves are easily separated from each other. In a pan, draw a little water, salt it and bring to a boil. Place the cabbage leaves in boiling water and cook them for 3-4 minutes. Then throw them in a colander and cool immediately with cold running water. Leave to dry the cabbage leaves.
Step 3: prepare the carrots.
Rinse the carrots properly, cleaning it with a sponge or brush from adhering dirt. Then peel and rinse the vegetable again. Grate the carrots on a medium grater or cut it into cubes, it all depends on what you like best.
Step 4: prepare the onion.
Peel the onions, cut off all that is superfluous and rinse them afterwards. Cut peeled onions into very small cubes.
Step 5: prepare bell peppers.
Divide the bell pepper into halves, remove the seed core from it and tear out the stem. Rinse the peeled vegetable with warm running water, dry and cut into small cubes.
Step 6: fry the vegetables.
Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a pan. Pour onion and carrots there. Stew vegetables for 4-5 minutes stirring all the time until they become soft and slightly change color. Then divide them into two equal parts, drain the excess oil, and cool to room temperature.
Step 7: prepare the filling for stuffed cabbage.
Mix chilled but not frozen minced meat with half fried vegetables and cooled boiled rice, add salt to taste, black pepper, paprika and other spices. Mix the mass thoroughly so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed between each other.
Step 8: prepare the cheese.
Rub a small piece of cheese on a fine or medium grater.
Step 9: form cabbage rolls from savoy cabbage.
Spread the dried cabbage leaves and cut the thickened part from the bottom. Then one by one, spread them in front of you on a cutting board, lay out a little filling, placing it closer to the top of the sheet and fold it up. Try to get neat stuffed cabbage without holes. Since we boiled the cabbage a little, it became more elastic and it is very easy to fold it.
Step 10: bring the cabbage rolls from Savoy cabbage to full readiness.
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Put stuffed cabbage in the form, tightly pressing them to each other. Pour all the remaining stewed vegetables and slices of bell pepper, pour chicken stock and send to the oven to 40-45 minutes. But for 10 minutes until cabbage rolls are ready, remove them, grease with sour cream and sprinkle with grated cheese, and then return them to the oven. As soon as the time necessary for the preparation of the meal passes, remove the form from the oven and immediately proceed to serve your fragrant cabbage rolls from Savoy cabbage to the table.
Step 11: serve cabbage rolls.
Cabbage rolls from Savoy cabbage are incredibly tasty and look amazing on a plate. Serve boiled potatoes sprinkled with fresh dill as a side dish. Do not forget to generously pour each portion with the broth in which the stuffed cabbage was prepared.
Enjoy your meal!
- Instead of sour cream, you can add tomato paste to cabbage rolls or simply grinded tomatoes in a blender with spices and salt.
- You can add finely chopped garlic, green onions, as well as parsley, dill and cilantro to the stuffing for cabbage rolls.
- If you want to cook more dietetic cabbage rolls, just don’t add cheese to them, take less fatty stuffing, you can even chicken, and vegetable, not meat broth.