Stuffed cabbage rolls

Cabbage rolls                    

  • 1 cabbage
  • 500 g of minced meat (beef or pork)
  • 1/2 glass of rice
  • 1 bulb onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2-3 tomatoes or 2 tablespoons of tomato souce
  • 2-3 clove of garlic
  • sour cream
  • parsley
  • salt – to taste
  • black ground pepper – to taste


Wash cabbage and separate its leaves. Put them in the salted boiling water and cook 1-2 minutes until they become soft. Take out the leaves from the pan and wait till water drains. Cut the thicker part of the leaves.


Peel and chop a bulb onion. Wash, peel and grate a carrot. Fry the onion and carrot until they get a golden color. Wash and chop parsley. Rinse tomatoes (you can take off the peal) and cut them into small pieces.

Boil rice until it will be half done. Peel garlic and crush it. Mix minced meat, rice, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, salt and black ground pepper. Stuffing is ready.

Put the stuffing on each cabbage leaf and roll it. Place holubtsi in the saucepan. Pour them with boiled water and add the fried onion with carrot. Quench them in the oven. In 20 minutes pour sour cream above holubtsi. In 20-30 minutes they will be done.

Serve with sour cream.

Enjoy your meal!

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