Without cabbage: juicy zucchini cabbage rolls with meat and rice for dinner

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
The recipe for cabbage rolls
The recipe for cabbage rolls. Source: screenshot from the video

The classic version of cabbage rolls is made with cabbage, but it often turns out to be tough during the cooking process. You can replace it with Chinese cabbage or even zucchini.

Delicious stuffed cabbage rolls

The cook shared a recipe for very juicy, tasty, and light zucchini stuffed cabbage on Instagram.

Cabbage rolls recipe


  • zucchini – 2-3 pcs.
  • minced meat – 350 g
  • frying of carrots and onions
  • rice – 3 tbsp.
  • sauce: tomato paste or tomatoes, which need to be slightly diluted with water
  • salt and pepper, favorite spices

Method of preparation:

1. Add the roast to the minced meat, season with salt and pepper, then add the raw rice.

Minced meat with frying

2. Next, cut the zucchini slices with a vegetable peeler.

Slices of zucchini

3. Put the filling on each slice, roll it up, and place it in the baking dish.

Cooking stuffed cabbage rolls

4. Sauce: mix the tomato paste with salt and black pepper, add water, and pour over the cabbage rolls.

Sauce for the dish

5. Simmer in the oven until tender.

Ready-made stuffed cabbage rolls

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