Sunday, June 30, 2013

Golumpkis (Stuffed Cabbage)

This traditional polish dish is easy to make and was a lot of fun for my son to help me with. It can be made with tomato sauce or sauerkraut, we used tomato sauce as the young'un doesn't like sauerkraut.


-6 cabbage leaves
-1 cup rice uncooked (makes 2 cups cooked)
-1/2 lb ground hamburger
-1 can crushed tomatoes (can use sauerkraut)
-salt and pepper to taste
Carefully peel 6 cabbage leaves off head and save remainder for use in other dishes (cole slaw, corned beef and cabbage, fried cabbage, egg rolls...). Wash the leaves then boil for 3-5 minutes until soft then remove from boiling water and cool. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Put the rice on to cook following package directions. While rice is cooking fry hamburger. When the rice and hamburger are done, combine them in a bowl with salt and pepper to taste. Pour a little of the crushed tomatoes on the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish. Split rice mixture between 6 cabbage leaves then roll and place seam down in baking dish.  Pour the remainder of the crushed tomatoesover the top of the cabbage rolls and bake for 30-45 minutes until cabbage starts to be see through and contents are heated through. Serve hot and enjoy!