Asian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

1 Jul

A friend and i are splitting a share in a csa this Year. One of the veggies we got was a head of napa cabbage. What to do with it? I found a recipe for a Asian salad that sounded good, but alas I didn’t have any ramen noodles in the house. Nor did target.. So off to search for a different recipe. I came across one for Asian stuffed cabbage that sounded interesting. Now I’m not a fan of stuffed cabbage.. The red sauce, the mushies… No thanks! but since this had an Asian twist I thought why not? Lets say I wasn’t impressed by this one either. It was pretty bland so I doused it with sweet chili sauce and soy sauce. This one is not a keeper!


Asian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Recipe adapted from Aggies kitchen

1 lb ground turkey
1 cup cooked brown rice
4-5 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tablespoons ginger, grated on a microplane zester
1scallion thinly sliced
1 small onion, minced
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil (I ran out so I used peanut oil)
1 – 2 splashes rice vinegar
1 pinch red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
leaves from 1 head of Napa cabbage

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, prepare your filling by combing your turkey, rice, garlic, ginger, onion, scallion, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt and black pepper.

Take the leaves from your cabbage and roll with a rolling pin to make leaves more pliable I skipped this

Add filling to your leaves and tightly and carefully roll up and place side by side in a large baking dish. Pour 1 cup of water over cabbage and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in your preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes or until completely cooked through. Serve with juices from baking dish and additional chili sauce.


One Response to “Asian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls”


  1. Asian slaw and Korean style crispy chicken « ilonaskitchen - July 11, 2012

    […] had some cabbage from the csa and I had found this recipe when I was trying to use up the napa cabbage and couldn’t find ramen noodles… This came out pretty yummy! Next time I would use a […]

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