{Healthy Eating} Baked Cabbage Wraps

7:00 am

When it comes to describing the taste of these wraps, think bolognese mince with brown rice. Tender soaked cabbage leaves and a sweet honey tomato sauce that melts into the cheese topping during baking. An addition of egg helps bind the filling together while a sprinkling of fresh parsley gives it a fresh kick and that rice, makes this dish all the more filling. They're like enchiladas - without the tortilla!

Here's what you'll need:
1 Savoy Cabbage (12 leaves needed in total)
500g Minced Beef
1 Onion, Diced
3 Tbsp Brown Rice
2 Tbsp Fresh Leafy Parsley
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 Egg
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
2 Tbsp Honey
1/2 Cup Cheese, Grated

*NOTE: Don't skip the honey, its adds such a sweetness and depth to the dish

  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil
  • While waiting, separate and wash 12 large cabbage leaves
  • When at a hard boil, place in the leaves, turn off the heat, place on a lid and leave for 20 minutes
  • While these are soaking, brown your mince and onion with seasoning to taste
  • Remove from the heat and stir through your uncooked rice, parsley, a lightly whisked egg and a serving spoon size portion of the diced tomatoes
  • When the cabbage leaves are soft, cut the hardest part of the stalk away from the bottom of the leaf in a triangle shape
  • Shake off any excess moisture and place a large spoon of filling into the centre of the leaf
  • Carefully roll to form a parcel and place in an oven proof dish
  • Top with the remaining tomatoes
  • Melt your honey and drizzle over all the leaves
  • Bake at 210c for at least 20 minutes, allowing the rice to cook through
  • With five minutes cooking to go, sprinkle over your grated cheese and return to the oven
  • Serve hot plating 2-3 parcels per adult
Just like my easy Fish and Couscous Parcels, I love that each 'serving' is individually wrapped and it's things like this when you're trying to eat better that's a fun novelty for the kids.

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