Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Try something new for dinner tonight that the whole family will love with these tasty and simple Stuffed Cabbage Rolls made with Minute® Instant White Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 45 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 1 hr
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 45 mins
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  • 8 green cabbage leaves
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato pasta sauce
  • Chopped parsley


  • Don’t stress over what to make for dinner tonight. Try these simple and delicious Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and make something that the whole family will love!

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Step 2

  • Place cabbage leaves in a large microwavable bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 4 to 5 minutes, or until leaves are softened but not fully cooked. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • In a large bowl beat egg with remaining water.  Add beef, rice, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Do not overmix or stuffing will become firm after cooking.

    Step 4

  • Spoon 1/2 cup of the meat mixture onto the center of each cabbage leaf. Fold the sides and end of the leaf over the filling and roll up tightly.

    Step 5

  • Transfer each roll, seam-side down, to a 11×7-inch baking dish. Top with pasta sauce.  Cover with foil.

    Step 6

  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until meat is cooked through and cabbage is tender. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.  Garnish with parsley.

    Recipe Tips

    If you prefer, substitute ground pork, turkey, chicken or meatless ground for the ground beef.

    To remove individual cabbage leaves without tearing, remove core from cabbage head.  Then wrap whole cabbage in plastic.  Microwave for 5 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes then remove plastic and separate leaves.

    For easier rolling, cut out a piece of the thick rib at the base of the cabbage leaf after steaming.

Roll It Up

Looking for a new and fun way to enjoy dinner? These cabbage rolls are filled with hearty white rice and ground beef seasoned with onion and garlic. Oven-baked with your favorite pasta sauce, this dish has a perfect balance of savory flavors that even the pickiest of eaters will love.

Cabbage Prep

If you’re new to using cabbage, this recipe is a great way to start! To cut the leaves off of the cabbage head, start by slicing off the root end. Then, carefully peel the leaves off, trying not to tear them so you can fill and cook them later.

At Minute® Rice, we strive to offer recipes that are quick, simple and delicious. We have many recipes that also offer creative ways to include more vegetables in your diet. One such recipe is our Stuffed Cabbage Rolls made with Minute® Instant White Rice. These tasty cabbage rolls provide a good amount of nutrients thanks to the fresh cabbage leaves. Try them tonight and watch them quickly disappear!