||This month — yet another favorite but with a twist… cabbage rolls but with beans 🙂 — I’m sure everyone is excited about that! For the past couple months, I’ve been upping my fibre (fiber?) intake and lowering my sugar intake, and I’m a fan of refried beans, so figured this would be a good experiment – have been revisiting ‘Cooking for Geeks’ – speaks my lingo and advocates experimenting similar to how you would carry out tests back in Chemistry class.Well anyway, back to the Cabbage Rolls – way back when I was a kid, I was in and out of McMaster Hospital after being hit by a car (I thought I could stop it with my head, but I was wrong…), and I used to always run down to the cafeteria hoping they would cabbage rolls in the cafeteria – I can still picture café and the section where they used to serve them – I wonder what that café looks like now! (Anyone able to get a picture??)So over the years, I eventually started making cabbage rolls myself. It used to be so daunting! but overtime, I’ve been able to get it down to pretty quick recipe. To start, you need the following Ingredients:
As you can see, over time, I’ve added some ‘non-standard’ items like the jalapeno pepper and substituted brown rice for white. I even used Red cabbage this time for the first time – which, who knew, turns blue when you boil it!
The rest of the steps can be done in parallel – otherwise it can seem to take forever.
Step 1: Boil the Cabbage
Step 2: Prepare filling
Step 3. Make the Rolls
Total time – about 1 hr 15 incl. prep time.