Russian Cabbage Rolls

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"Golubtsy or cabbage rolls are a very common dish in Russia and other countries. The recipe often involves carrots but this one does not. Large cabbage leaves without holes in them work best. This recipe can be stretched to serve 4."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (626.9 g)
  • Calories 502.7
  • Total Fat - 26.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 189.1 mg
  • Sodium - 815.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 44.3 g
  • Calcium - 93.5 mg
  • Iron - 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 66 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Blend first 3 ingredients well and marinate overnight.

Step 2

Sauté mushrooms and parsley. Add rice, seasonings, and a little water to keep mixture moist.

Step 3

Remove from heat and mix well with meat and egg.

Step 4

Fill parboiled cabbage leaves with mixture and fold in ends. Secure with toothpicks or skewers.

Step 5

Fill bottom of saucepan with rolls, very close together. Put 3 slices of lemon on top of rolls, add another layer with lemon, etc., till all used.

Step 6

Put a plate on top, add enough broth barely to cover rolls, cover tightly with lid, bring to a boil, then simmer slowly 1 hour.


  • A plate to put in the pan on top of the cabbage rolls as they cook
  • Toothpicks or skewers to hold the rolls together while cooking

1 Reviews


This recipe reminded me of my MIL's...cabbage rolls with no tomato sauce...unfortunately this didn't work for the hubby and I...thanks for sharing your recipe...made for "Alphabet" tag game at FFF...


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(16 Feb 2020)

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