Cabbage rolls…a delicious and beautiful dish. A Chinese friend cooked this dish for me one day. I still think of it often. I tried once but my cabbage rolls came out in difference sizes. Hers were all same size, dainty and neatly arranged on a plate. I tried it again yesterday and found that I have improved a lot. I couldn’t make as dainty as hers but at least they come out same size. Feel quite proud of myself. My family liked it very much. It is not difficult to make. The ingredients are very simple. Only the wrapping needs some practice. Well, as we all know, ‘Practice Make Perfect’. My recipe here:
500 g minced pork (or other meat)
1 medium carrot (finely grated)
3 spring onions (sliced finely)
1 t salt
1 t sesame oil
1/2 t pepper
4 T Kikkoman soya sauce
1 T cornstarch
Mix everything together well. That’s it. This is the same filling that I always use for making Chinese Dumplings which is a very nice and fast dish, great for anytime and any occasion. You won’t need all the filling. Keep the rest in the freezer for making dumplings or other dishes.
Ingredients B (for wrapping)
1 whole cabbage
Remove the leaves and boil them until they are soft. Let it cool down and then squeeze out excess water. Place a piece of cabbage leaf on a plate, well spread out. Put a spoonful of mince ( roll it neat) at one end of the cabbage leaf, near the stem. Roll it up into a neat roll. Place it on a plate. Do the same to the rest of the other cabbage leaves.
Ingredients C (seasoning for gravy)
1/2 C water
1t chicken stock granules
1/4t pepper powder
1 t corn starch + 1 T water (mix)
fried shallot oil
Ingredients D (toppings)
coriander leaves (chopped)
Arrange the cabbage rolls in the pot. Add 1/2 cup of water. Cook about 5-10 minutes under low to medium fire. Or you can also steam it. Remove and arrange on a plate. Don’t throw away the stock. Add the rest of the Ingredients C and stir to thicken. Pour over the cabbage rolls. Sprinkle the fried shallots and coriander from Ingredients D and serve hot with rice.
This is a very nice Chinese dish……soft cabbage on the outside and well seasoned meat on the inside. It’s really nice to bite into it. This is a very nice dish to prepare when inviting friends….impressive in look and delicious in taste.
Do you like Chinese food? What is your favourite Chinese dish?
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Other ways to use mince:
Simple, Easy Chinese Dumplings To Make At Home (Part 1)
Simple, Easy Chinese Dumplings To Make at Home (Part 2)
Simple, Easy Chinese Dumplings To Make At Home (Part 3)
Easy To Cook - Crunchy Dumplings For Snack or Appetizer
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