Another day in the kitchen with my mom! This time we got to make the mess in her kitchen ha ha ha! I am thinking this might end up a being weekly event for us. We both love it so why not? We get to spend time together, I am learning so much and well we do get to eat a whole lot of deliciousness!
Today’s meal proved to be much easier to make than I had thought. So I will share with you how it goes. Here is what you need:
Cabbage / Rice / Ground Pork and Beef / Buckwheat / Salt & Pepper / Tomato Sauce / Onion
Start by putting a cup or so of rice and a hand full of buckwheat in a pot and add enough water to almost cover it. Bring it to a quick boil, stir and remove from heat. You want to start the process of cooking the rice but only about half way. (The rice will finish cooking later in the cabbage) Set it aside and let it cool. Finely chop an onion or two and fry.
It a large pot put the entire cabbage into water and heat. You will notice after a few minutes you can see the cabbage leaves become loose and easy to peel away. I used a fork and knife to cut away from the core. Be careful not to pierce the leaves and do not overcook the cabbage. This process is simply to get the leaves off in one piece and soften the cabbage.
Now your rice and buckwheat should be cool and you can add your ground meat and onion- we used 1lb of pork and 1/2lb of beef (you can use any ground meat you choose). Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Now you are ready to fill and roll! Line a pot with a few cabbage leaves (this will prevent from burning) and place cabbage rolls on top. Cover with another few leaves. Pour water into pot about half way and cover. Cook on medium heat for about 1.5 hrs. Plate, smother with tomato sauce and Enjoy!!