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This is one of those recipes that is pretty difficult to screw up. There’s a lot of room for changing up the seasonings to suit as well.
I’ve never actually made cabbage rolls before, but I’ve watched my mother-in-law make them in the past. It seems like a lot of work if it’s just a dish you are making for an everyday low-carb meal.
Don’t expect things to hold together well in this unstuffed cabbage roll bake. Unlike the filling of regular cabbage rolls, the Miracle Rice isn’t sticky enough to bind the ingredients together.
I found this to be a comforting meal, particularly on cool rainy weather.
I hope you give this one a try. It would make a nice dish for potluck get-togethers. And, you could slow cook it in a crock pot and keep it warm during the party if you have access to a power outlet.
Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Bake
Try this low-carb unstuffed cabbage roll bake when you don’t have time to make individual cabbage rolls. A great meal to share with family and friends!
- 14 ounces Miracle Rice (2 bags)
- 2 pounds cabbage
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup tomatoes (diced)
- 8 ounces canned tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons parsley ( or 1 tablespoon dried)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 lemon
- Drain the Miracle Rice then soak in water for 5-10 minutes. Drain again.
- Pour Miracle Rice in small pot and stir fry in a dry pan until most of the water is gone and the rice feels like it is starting to stick to the pan. Set aside.
- Peel off the cabbage leaves and boil until tender. Drain. Chop up into bite sized pieces.
- Heat olive oil in large pot. Add onion and garlic and cook until fragrant. Add ground beef and cook until brown.
- Stir in tomatoes, cabbage, tomato sauce, parsley, salt, and pepper. Adjust seasonings to taste.
- Stir in Miracle Rice and juice from one lemon.
- Spread out into a 9×13-inch casserole dish. Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes or until it begins to brown.
Net Carbs: 5.1 g