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Lazy Cabbage Roll on a plate

Lazy Cabbage Rolls

Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 376kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked Rice
  • 1 tbsp Better Than Bouillon
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 3 medium Carrots
  • 2 lb Ground Chicken
  • 2 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 1/2 medium Cabbage
  • 1 small Onion
  • 3 large Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Sourcream
  • Salt to taste


  • Dice onions and saute them on a preheated skillet, with some olive oil. Grate carrots and add them to sautéed onions. Saute vegetables until they are softened.
    Shredded carrots added to the large skillet with onions
  • Bring two cups of water, with one table spoon of Better Than Bouillon, to a boil. Place rice into the water, turn heat to low and let the rice cook until it's almost cooked through. Rice will cook through, later, while baking.
    Rice in a bowl
  • Stir in rice and vegetables together. Add ground meat into the rice mixture. Stir to combine well together.
    Sautéed carrots and onions mixed in with the rice
  • Form a patty, the size of your palm and fry it on a preheated skillet, until both sides are golden brown. You can continue with the next steps or freeze the meat patties in a ziplock back for future use.
    Lazy Cabbage Rolls being fried on a skillet
  • Dice onion and cabbage into small pieces. Cut tomatoes into one inch cubes.
    Ingredients on the table including; 3 bowls one with diced onions, other with diced tomatoes, and third with shredded cabbage, a little bowl with salt, a jar of sour cream and Lazy Cabbage Rolls in a ziploc bag
  • On a preheated skillet with oil, sautee onion until softened. Add tomatoes into the cooking onions and cook on a low heat until it turns into sauce.
    Tomatoes added to the sautéing onions in the deep skillet
  • Into to the sauteed vegetables, add cabbage and cook for about 5 minutes. Mix in sour cream and season with salt. Set the sauce aside.
    Sour cream added into the sautéing veggies in the deep skillet
  • Place prepared patties on the bottom of a baking dish and cover them with a vegetable sour cream sauce.
    Lazy Cabbage Rolls layered in a baking pan with the cabbage mixture
  • Bake it at 400F, for about 35 minutes. Serve them with cooking sauce and a dollop of sour cream, while they are still warm.
    Lazy Cabbage Rolls on a plate


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 978mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4440IU | Vitamin C: 30.8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1.7mg