Russian Golubtsy (Stuffed Cabbage Roll)

Russian Golubtsy (Stuffed Cabbage Roll)

Russian stuffed cabbage roll. The differences from the Japanese rolled cabbage are that the cabbage is sautéed, a large amount of sour cream is added, and it has rice in it. This creates a very rich flavor.

Ingredients: 10 rolls

10 leaves
Ground meat
400 g
Onions (finely chopped)
1 small
White rice
1/2 cup
2 teaspoons
a small amount
Canned tomatoes
Sour cream
100 ml
Plain yogurt
4 tablespoons
Bay leaf
Dill, Italian parsley
to taste


1. Boil the cabbage leaves one at a time, shave off the protruding part of the stems to make them easier to roll. (Finely chop the shaved stem and add it to the filling).
2. Add boiling water to the rice and let it sit for 20 minutes. There's no need to rinse the rice. (This will make the rice soft and chewy.)
3. In a bowl, knead together the ground meat, onion, the rice from Step 2, the finely chopped shaved cabbage, and 2 teaspoons each of salt and pepper.
4. Divide the filling into 10 equal sections and wrap tightly with the cabbage. Roll each up from the bottom edge of the cabbage leaf, fold the sides in, then keep rolling to the other end.
5. Coat the rolls lightly with some flour (not listed) and arrange them in a greased skillet.
6. Cook the rolls until both sides are browned. Add more oil if necessary.
7. Add the canned tomatoes, bay leaf, salt and pepper, and simmer over low heat. Cook for 30-40 minutes, then finish by adding the sour cream and yogurt.
8. Sprinkle with dill or Italian parsley to taste. Enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

This was a request from my darling.