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Cabbage stuffed with rice and minced meat

 Cabbage stuffed with rice and minced meat

Cabbage is one of the nutritious dishes that provide the body with great health and nutritional benefits.

Cabbage stuffed with rice and minced meat

Ingredients to prepare cabbage

The ingredients for preparing the cabbage dish stuffed with rice and minced meat include the following:

  • 8 large leaves of cabbage.
  • 500 grams of minced lamb.
  • Two-thirds cup of rice.
  • A tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • A teaspoon of black pepper.
  • A teaspoon of mixed spices.
  • Teaspoon salt.
  • A small box of tomato paste.
  • A quarter cup of chopped onions.
  • 4 grains of garlic, to taste.
  • 3 squeezed lemons.
  • A tablespoon of dried mint to taste.

Steps to prepare cabbage

  1. Boil cabbage leaves in boiling water for 2 to 4 minutes, and then mix them well.
  2. Prepare the filling, by adding rice, minced meat, pepper, salt, spices, oil, two tablespoons of tomato paste, and chopped onions to taste.
  3. Divide large cabbage leaves into smaller sections to make it easier to stuff and roll.
  4. Roll out the cabbage leaf, then add an appropriate amount of filling and spread it lengthwise.
  5. Roll the cabbage leaf nicely by bending the ends and twisting it to keep the filling from coming out, then arrange them with a saucepan neatly.
  6. Add the amount of garlic to the saucepan as desired.
  7. To cook the dish, add the water so that the amount covers the cabbage leaves.
  8. Add lemon juice, dried mint, salt, and the rest of the tomato paste to taste on the cabbage.
  9. Keep watching the cabbage simmer for about 40 minutes, then serve hot

Nutritionist's notes

  • Cabbage is a vegetable that belongs to the cruciferous family, which contains a special compound called (indole), studies have revealed that it protects against breast cancer.
  • In the filling, replace white rice with bulgur because it is rich in dietary fibers that protect against constipation and contribute to the feeling of satiety.
  • Choose lean red meat because lean contains a high level of saturated fats, which cause the arteries to narrow
  • Squeeze the lemons on the plate after they are done, as the lemon juice is rich in vitamin C.
  • Set some boiled cabbage leaves aside to make a bowl of cabbage salad with garlic and lemon.
  • It is preferable not to eat too much cabbage if you suffer from IBS because it increases stomach gases and bloating.

Cabbage and diabetics

  • In the filling, replace white rice with brown rice or bulgur because it is rich in dietary fiber that helps regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Calculate the servings of carbohydrates this recipe provides.

Cabbage and heart patients

  • Choose red meat that is lean, because latte contains a high level of saturated fats, which cause the arteries to narrow.
  • Enriching this meal with fiber by eating a side salad or using bulgur instead of rice promotes heart health.
  • It is preferable not to have a lot of table salt to avoid high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and other high blood pressure complications.

Cabbage and pregnant women

  • This dish is rich in minerals, vitamins, and important nutrients such as carbohydrates and proteins that are good for you during pregnancy.
  • Avoid eating too much cabbage, as it may increase digestive disorders, and avoid eating it raw.

Nutritional values ​​per serving

  • Calories 163 calories
  • Fats 30.5 gr
  • Cholesterol 405 milligrams
  • Sodium is 369 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 7.1 g
  • Fiber 1.5 grams
  • Proteins 18.9 g
  • Calcium 25 mg
  • Iron is 3 milligrams
  • Potassium 465 mg