Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Try something new for dinner tonight that the whole family will love with these tasty and simple Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 50 mins (+5 mins standing)
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 1 hr 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 50 mins (+5 mins standing)
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 1 hr 5 mins


  • 8 green cabbage leaves
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 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 4-5 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 an 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, begin by removing core from cabbage head. Then, wrap whole cabbage in plastic. Microwave for 5 minutes. Let stand for 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 dish to enjoy for 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!

If you’re looking for more meals that are warm and comforting, try our Red Beans and Rice dish. Looking for a new dinner idea? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli. If you need a vegetarian choice, you’ll love our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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