Healthy Cabbage rice

Cabbage rice, Cabbage Fried Rice

Cabbage rice is a simple, quick and easy dish that makes use of cooked rice so it is perfect for using up leftover rice. The ingredients are ones you most likely already have in your kitchen. It is similar to Nigerian Stir-fried Rice.

I like repurposing food instead of warming the same food and serving it up the same way, I’d rather create a brand new dish from leftovers to everyone’s delight.

There is no denying the rich nutrient content and health benefits of cruciferous vegetables like cabbage. Cabbage is among the healthiest with high fibre, vitamin C, B6, K etc. It has a remarkable list of antioxidant phytonutrients, disease preventing nutrients that are beneficial to human health.  This dish is low carb, sugar conscious, vegetarian, vegan and low in calorie.

Healthy Cabbage rice

You can change things up to suit your taste, purpose, dietary needs or quantity of ingredients you have available. Use red/purple cabbage, increase the quantity of cabbage while reducing rice or add more of the other vegetables. Remember cabbage is the star of this dish so be generous with it.

You can use other types of rice you have available, white long or short grain, brown rice, jasmine, basmati etc. Wash rice well before or in between cooking and it is better to use cold rice to avoid breaking it up.

To prepare Cabbage Rice

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 onion sliced
1/4 cup grated carrot
2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
1 small bay leaf
1 scotch bonnet
2 cups finely chopped cabbage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon paprika or red chili powder
1 garlic clove
2 cups cooked rice

Wash, grate and chop vegetables.

Ingredients for cabbage rice

In a frying pan, add vegetable oil and place over medium heat.

When hot, fry onions until soft.

Add carrot, green pepper, bay leaf and scotch bonnet, saute until well cooked.

Shredded vegetables frying in a frying pan

Pour in finely shredded cabbage and salt, stir and cook for 3-5 minutes until well cooked.

vegetables for cabbage rice frying in pan

Sprinkle in turmeric and paprika, stir and reduce heat to low.

Add garlic and seasoning cube. Fry until aromatic.

Shredded vegetables in a frying pan for cabbage rice

Add rice, stir and cover, simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Cabbage rice in a frying pan

Take off the heat and serve.

Notes

  • You can also add chopped chicken, fried bacon, mushrooms, shrimps etc.
  • This dish can be made using quinoa.

If you enjoyed my Cabbage rice, Cabbage Fried Rice, you will also enjoy my Easy Stir-fried Noodles, Yellow rice, Turmeric yellow rice, Basic Chinese fried rice and Green leafy vegetable rice, Green rice.

Healthy Cabbage rice

Cabbage Rice

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It is a simple, quick and easy dish that makes use of cooked rice.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine world
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ onion sliced
  • ¼ cup grated carrot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 scotch bonnet
  • 2 cups finely chopped cabbage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika or red chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cups cooked rice

Instructions
 

  • Wash, grate and chop vegetables.
  • In a frying pan, add vegetable oil and place over medium heat. When hot, fry onions until soft.
  • Add carrot, green pepper, bay leaf and scotch bonnet, saute until well cooked.
  • Pour in finely shredded cabbage and salt, stir and cook for 3-5 minutes until well cooked.
  • Sprinkle in turmeric and paprika, stir and reduce heat to low.
  • Add garlic and seasoning cube. Fry until aromatic.
  • Add rice, stir and cover, simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and serve.

Notes

  • You can also add chopped chicken, fried bacon, mushrooms, shrimps etc.
  • This dish can be made using quinoa.
Keyword jollof, leftover rice

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Healthy Cabbage rice

 

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