Saturday, October 04, 2014

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Vegetarian Recipe

Some of my loyal readers have asked if I had a vegetarian recipe for making Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. Well, as a matter of fact, I do! And, the recipe is also Hungarian. As I am a fan of all things made in Hungary, I am proud to share this delicious recipe for all the vegetarians who don't eat meat.

This is the Toltott Kaposzta Vegetarian Recipe and it is a rather famous recipe, you know?

vegetarian hungarian stuffed cabbage roll
It was presented at the Magyar Kongresszus of the Hungarian Association in Cleveland, Ohio in November 2005. I wasn't there, but wished I was.

I'm originally from Cleveland, Ohio which is a big melting pot of Eastern Europeans and Hungarians who know their stuffed cabbage.Without further ado, here is what you are waiting for!

Toltott Kaposzta Vegetarian Recipe
Preparation of the ingredients.

Saute in a pan:
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 small onions, chopped
1 eggplant, peeled and cubed
12 oz. tofu, crumbled
1 Tbsp. season-salt mix or Vegeta

Next add to above:
1 pkg. Morning Star crumbles
1 Tbsp. Hungarian paprika
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1-2 cups finely ground walnuts
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
1-2 cups bread crumbs -- may substitute with Pepperidge Farm Herb stuffing mix

Then add:
4 eggs beaten
4-5 cups Brown Minute Rice or cooked Brown Rice
Approx. 1 cup water
Pinch of seasoning
Few drops of oil

Put all the above into a pressure cooker or microwaveable dish: Wrap above filling, large spoonful each, into parboiled cabbage leaves. Then place the stuffed cabbage pockets into microwave dish or pressure cooker. Fill with about 1 inch of water seasoned with seasoning salt or Vegeta and bit of oil.

Steam cook in pressure cooker about 4 minutes or in microwave. (Time depends on quantity -- just a few minutes cooking time is all that is needed.)

Prepare shredded cabbage:
Approx 1/4 cup olive oil
2 small onions thinly sliced
1 small head of cabbage (use outer leaves for rolls and shred remainder)
1 pkg. of sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
1 bay leaf
Seasoning salt or Vegeta
1/2 cup water
Pam or other vegetable spray
Sour cream
Salt to taste

Slice onions thin and saute in oil for a few minutes - until glassy. Add cabbage, sauerkraut, seasoning and salt. Cook shredded cabbage mixed with drained sauerkraut until cabbage is soft.

In baking dish spray pam on bottom. Spread approx half of cabbage on bottom. Then place stuffed cabbages next to each other throughout the pan. Cover with remainder of cabbage. Spread top with sour cream.

Bake 350-375 for about 1/2 hour until it bakes through real well and sour cream is well set. --Magyar Marketing.

How to Make Stuffed Cabbage Two Different Ways!
You get the vegetarian version along with the more traditional meat version.

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Are you a long-time vegetarian or recent convert? Hey, you don't have to be vegetarian to try this recipe. If you love Hungarian food like I do, you must try it. Normally, I make mine with meat ... but it is all good.

History: Stuffed Cabbage : The Best Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Ever was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on December 21, 2007. In December 2008, it was voted the 'Best Cooking Lens' in the 2008 Giant Squid Awards Competition for Food and Cooking. On April 16, 2009 this lens earned the Purple Star Award for quality content.

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