Cabbage Rolls with Rice & Mince

  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Serves: 8
  • Complexity: very easy
  • kcal: 204
Cabbage Rolls with Rice & Mince


  • 8 large green cabbage leaves
  • 500 g pork mince
  • 1 garlic clove, fine chopped
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ cup white rice
  • 2 tbsp rice bran oil
  • 410 g can tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • Extra fresh basil leaves, to serve
  • SIDS SALT & PEPPER to taste


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Cook cabbage leaves, in batches, for 2-3 minutes until bright green. Drain on a tray lined with paper towel. Set aside to cool completely.
    Combine mince,
    SIDS CRAZY SALT, garlic, onion, dill, parsley, paprika and rice in a bowl. Season well with SIDS SALT & PEPPER.
    Cut about 4 cm of the thick vein from each cabbage leaf. Place 1 leaf on a flat surface. Spoon 2 heaped tablespoons of mince mixture along the base of leaf. Roll up cabbage leaf, folding in sides, to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining leaves and filling.
    Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Place cabbage rolls in pan, in a single layer. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour over combined tomato purée, cup cold water and basil. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer for 45 minutes until mince is cooked through and rice is tender. Serve sprinkled with extra basil.

    Hint: Choose a pan so that the rolls are a tight fit & don't unroll while cooking.