Copycat Low-carb Cabbage Rice

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 10 mins

As I am moving away from rice - I've found the subtle flavor of cabbage serves as a great alternative, particularly in an Asian dish like stir-fry or teryiaki chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 2 cups water
  2. Toss shredded cabbage with butter and desired spices.
  3. Place cabbage in vegetable steamer (metal or bamboo)
  4. Steam for 8-10 minutes or to desired texture.
  5. *Tip: Use tongs to sift cabbage and ensure it cooks evenly throughout.
  6. Serve with stir-fry chicken, fish or tofu. Can also be used under a chicken dish as you would rice.
  7. Low Carbers Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was pretty good! I did have a little trouble, since I don't have a steamer, but I steamed the cabbage in a double boiler and it seemed to work -- although I think I overcooked it just a tad. I used butter and minced ginger, and the taste was very good -- and subtle. I would use this recipe for the cabbage in lo mein and fried rice, and the flavor possibilities are endless! Thanks for posting this easy to follow, low carb recipe. I will be making this again and perhaps adding some cayenne pepper for a little "kick."

Stacky5 June 06, 2006

Even if you are not on a low-carb diet, this is an excellent dish. I added some soy sauce and cooked onions. I like the fact that you can play around with different spices for variety too. Thanks so much for sharing, AKillian24.

Merlot September 11, 2007

Very easy to do. I liked steaming the cabbage. It turned out tender. I added ginger, soy sauce, and a few red pepper flakes. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Susie D September 27, 2006

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