No rice: easy Chinese cabbage rolls that are cooked in a pan

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Recipe for delicious cabbage rolls
Recipe for delicious cabbage rolls. Source: Pixabay

Cabbage rolls are not only a delicious and satisfying dish but also a healthy one because they are based on rice, meat or vegetables, cabbage, and a delicious sauce. They can be cooked without cabbage or you can simply chop it finely and add it to the minced meat, which will make them even softer and tastier.

Chinese cabbage rolls with bulgur

Cook Kateryna shared a recipe for delicious lazy cabbage rolls with Chinese cabbage, meat, and no rice on Instagram.

Recipe for lazy cabbage rolls

Tip: bulgur can be an alternative to rice when making cabbage rolls!

What to replace rice in cabbage rolls with


  • Chinese cabbage - 1 pc.
Chinese cabbage and minced meat
  • minced beef - 500 g
  • onion - 1 pc.
Bulgur for the dish
  • carrots - 1 pc.
  • tomato sauce or juice - 500 ml
Tomato juice
  • bulgur - 50 g
  • tomato paste 100 g + 400 ml water
  • sugar - 1 tsp.
Raw garlic
  • garlic - 1-2 cloves.
  • salt, pepper - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Grate onion and add to the minced meat along with the spices and bulgur.

Filling for cabbage rolls

2. Pour boiling water over Chinese cabbage and cut off the white tails.

Cabbage for the dish

3. Grate carrots and fry until golden brown. Add tomato juice.

Ingredients for the filling

4. Form cabbage rolls with your hands so that the filling does not fall out.

How to cook delicious cabbage rolls

5. Put them in a frying pan with the sauce and leave for 30 minutes under the lid at medium temperature.

How to cook delicious cabbage rolls

Serve the dish hot with sour cream!

Ready-made dish

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