Lazy Cabbage Rice Stew Recipe

Updated October 24, 2013
Lazy cabbage rolls have been around in our family for many years. I remember eating it as a child. The idea of this recipe came from my mother. She was a very busy lady, raising five of us, while living in the country.

This is a lazy version of cabbage rolls, the combination of ingredients makes a very similar flavor to the classic Russian cabbage rolls.

Serving size:
20 min
1 hr 5 min
Ready in
1 hr 25 min


Cut meat into small cubes. Shred the carrots and cabbage into thin slices.
Cut tomatoes and onion into small size cubes.
In a deep frying pan, preheat olive oil and add meat until each side is golden brown. Add onions; and when onions are cooked through, add carrots and tomatoes. Sautee for about 10 minutes.
To the cooking ingredients, add cabbage and ketchup, and add salt & pepper to taste. Cook for 5 min. Add rice and stir to combine.
Reduce temperature to a low. Cover with a lid and cook the cabbage for about 40 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes. If, while cooking, rice happens to absorb all juices from the cabbage, you may need to add a bit of water. Taste, to make sure that rice is completely cooked.
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