Middle Eastern Cabbage Rolls

A light meal / appetiser that can be enjoyed by those who love their zesty, lemony (sour) dishes. Served with Greek yoghurt is a must!

Submitted by Tania Akary

Middle Eastern Cabbage Rolls

A light meal / appetiser that can be enjoyed by those who love their zesty, lemony (sour) dishes. Served with Greek yoghurt is a must!
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Serving: 4
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Whole cabbage
  • 500g Beef mince
  • 2 cups washed Rice
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate molasses (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Put cabbage in boiling water and soften leaves. Approximately 6 minutes
  • Brown mince with salt and pepper for flavour
  • Mix the prewashed rice with the mince. Add the tinned diced tomatoes (optional)
  • A tablespoon of filling onto the cabbage leaf and roll.
  • Lay in slow cooker bigger cabbage leaves creating a bedding like layer.
  • Put in the rolled leaves and then on top drizzle lemon juice, pomegranate molasses (optional) salt and pepper and sliced garlic on each layer.
  • And the top pour in 1/2 a cup of water, cover with cabbage leaves and cook on high 2.5-4 hours.
  • Test one roll to see if rice is cooked to see if it's finished.
  • Optional: put in oven to make it crispy, otherwise it can still be enjoyed straight from slow cooker.
  • Serve with Greek yoghurt or cucumber yoghurt mint garlic sauce. (Add all ingredients to make the sauce)
  • Enjoy 🙂
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