The cabbage box is one of the best affordable home meals.
The secret of a delicious cabbage box is in the long frying time and the dark syrup. In a good cabbage box, the cabbages have been simmered until soft and sweet, and the syrup emphasizes the sweetness. Of course, the cabbage box is paired with lingonberries, which you can now find in the forest for free.
Cabbage box cannot be claimed as a quick everyday meal, but the oven still takes care of most of its preparation. It’s easy to correct a little during the preparation phase, if you leave the rice uncooked. In this recipe, the rice is added raw to the pan, which saves one work step.
The cabbage box can also be prepared without rice. By omitting the rice, the box becomes low-carb.
1 kg of white cabbage
9 dl of meat or vegetable broth
1 large onion
400 g minced meat
1 teaspoon of salt
a few pinches of pepper
2 tablespoons marjoram
3 tablespoons of syrup
1 dl of porridge rice
1. Shred the cabbage and put it in a pot. Add meat or vegetable stock to the pot and let the cabbage boil and soften under the lid.
2. In the meantime, fry the minced meat with the chopped onion. Season the minced meat with salt, pepper and marjoram.
3. Pour the minced meat and rice into the baking dish. Add the softened cabbage to the pan with the broth and mix gently.
4. Add syrup on top.
5. Bake the cabbage box at 175 degrees for 1.5 hours. Then cover the pan with foil and lower the oven temperature to 100 degrees. Bake for another hour.