“Cabbage leaves rolled and filled with rice,herbs and nuts. Easy no fuss recipe.”
6 -8outer cabbage leaves
1onion, finely chopped
1/2 lemon, juice and grated rind,plus 2 slices
2tablespoons pine nuts or 2tablespoonssunflower seeds
2tablespoonschopped fresh parsley
1tablespoonchopped fresh mint
salt and pepper
2tomatoes, finely chopped
Blanch cabbage leaves in boiling water to soften.
Heat olive oil and toss in the onion and garlic.
Fry for 5 minutes over moderate heat.
Add the tomatoes, parsley and mint and fry for 4 minutes more.
Mix together the tomato juice, rice,pinenuts or sunflower seeds, lemon juice and rind, season well with salt and pepper.
Roll 3- 4 tablespoons in each leaf, tucking in the edges to make a neat parcel.
Pack together tightly in a shallow pan, pour over the tomato juice and throw in the two slices of lemon.
Simmer for 20- 30 minutes over gentle heat, with a tight fitting lid on.
Rolls can be served hot or cold.
“This is a wonderful vegetarian/vegan version of cabbage rolls. When I made this, the instructions were a bit confusing. in step 7 it is referring to the rice mixture and step 8 refers to the tomato juice mixture. Thanks, Sueie! Made for my friend who’s child has PKU.”