Spiced Cabbage Rice Recipe

Updated on September 1, 2017
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Spiced Cabbage Rice

Spiced cabbage rice and cucumber-onion raita
Spiced cabbage rice and cucumber-onion raita

It's Similar to Kimchi Rice--But Better

For making spiced cabbage rice, you have to cook some rice, and then set it aside to cool. You can use any variety of white rice for making this dish.

Next, heat some oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in whole garam masala spices like bay leaf, cinnamon stick, a few cloves, mace, etc. Saute on low fire (along with cumin seeds) till you get a nice aroma from the spices. Add crushed ginger-garlic, chopped onions, and slit green chilies. Continue sauteing till onions turn golden. Throw in chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook till tomatoes become soft.

Now, add finely chopped cabbage. Keep the heat medium-high. Add some salt. Stir-cook for 7-8 minutes, or till cabbage becomes tender yet is still crunchy. Add coriander powder, a bit of garam masala powder, and red chili powder. Mix well. Cook on low fire for a minute.

Add cooked rice. Throw in remaining salt. Gently mix the masala with rice. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Pour a teaspoon of ghee(optional). Once the spices blend nicely with the rice, turn off the fire.

Spiced cabbage rice is ready to serve! eat it with cucumber-onion raita on the side. This dish tastes like the spicier version of cabbage fried rice.

Spiced cabbage rice
Spiced cabbage rice
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients for Making Spiced Cabbage Rice

  • 1 1/2 cup white raw rice, cooked al dente
  • 1 heaped bowl cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
  • whole garam masala spices, 1 inch cinnamon, 3 cloves, 1 mace, 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 3 garlic
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 green chilies, slit lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1 tsp ghee, optional, for nice flavor, I added

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Spiced Cabbage Rice:

  1. Cook rice al dente. Keep aside for cooling.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds, and whole garam masala spices like bay leaf, cinnamon stick, mace, cloves etc. Saute on low fire till you get a nice aroma from the spices.
  3. Add chopped onions, slit green chilies, and crushed ginger-garlic. Saute till onions turn golden.
  4. Throw in chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook till they become tender but not mushy.
  5. Add finely chopped cabbage. Continue stir-cooking for 7-8 minutes or till cabbage turns tender and still retains crunchiness.
  6. Throw in coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for a while.
  7. Add cooked rice. Gently mix it with the masala and the veggies. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Pour a teaspoon of ghee(optional). Just mix the contents. Turn off the fire.
  8. Spiced cabbage rice is ready to serve! Eat it with cucumber-onion raita. Enjoy eating this healthy and delicious rice dish!

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Step one: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add  cumin seeds and whole garam masala spices. Saute on low fire till you get a nice aroma.Step two: Throw in chopped onions, slit green chilies, and crushed ginger-garlic. Saute till onions turn golden.Step three: Add chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook on medium high fire till they become tender but not mushy.Step four: Add finely chopped cabbage. Stir-cook for 7-8 minutes. Add salt for fast cooking.Step five: Now veggies become tender. Add coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.Step six: Add finely chopped coriander leaves.Step seven: Add red chili powder. Mix the contents. Stir-cook for a while.Step eight: Add cooked rice. Combine with the veggies and the spice mix. Pour a teaspoon of ghee. Turn off the fire after stir-cooking for a minute.Step nine: Spiced cabbage rice is ready to serve. Eat it with cucumber-onion raita on the side. Enjoy!
Step one: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add  cumin seeds and whole garam masala spices. Saute on low fire till you get a nice aroma.
Step one: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds and whole garam masala spices. Saute on low fire till you get a nice aroma.
Step two: Throw in chopped onions, slit green chilies, and crushed ginger-garlic. Saute till onions turn golden.
Step two: Throw in chopped onions, slit green chilies, and crushed ginger-garlic. Saute till onions turn golden.
Step three: Add chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook on medium high fire till they become tender but not mushy.
Step three: Add chopped tomatoes. Stir-cook on medium high fire till they become tender but not mushy.
Step four: Add finely chopped cabbage. Stir-cook for 7-8 minutes. Add salt for fast cooking.
Step four: Add finely chopped cabbage. Stir-cook for 7-8 minutes. Add salt for fast cooking.
Step five: Now veggies become tender. Add coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.
Step five: Now veggies become tender. Add coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.
Step six: Add finely chopped coriander leaves.
Step six: Add finely chopped coriander leaves.
Step seven: Add red chili powder. Mix the contents. Stir-cook for a while.
Step seven: Add red chili powder. Mix the contents. Stir-cook for a while.
Step eight: Add cooked rice. Combine with the veggies and the spice mix. Pour a teaspoon of ghee. Turn off the fire after stir-cooking for a minute.
Step eight: Add cooked rice. Combine with the veggies and the spice mix. Pour a teaspoon of ghee. Turn off the fire after stir-cooking for a minute.
Step nine: Spiced cabbage rice is ready to serve. Eat it with cucumber-onion raita on the side. Enjoy!
Step nine: Spiced cabbage rice is ready to serve. Eat it with cucumber-onion raita on the side. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information of Spiced Cabbage Rice

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 195
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 43 mg14%
Sodium 260 mg11%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      13 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks..yeah.. This is an easy rice main course that's healthy too. It is the spicier version of cabbage fried rice. Try it!

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      Mary Wickison 

      13 months ago from Brazil

      This sounds very good and an excellent way to bring more fiber into our diets.

      We eat rice dishes often so it will be a good variation to try.

      Thanks for this.

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