I sort of backed into this recipe because I was looking for a curried cabbage-y soup-y idea to transform leftover Spanish rice into a new meal. Was thrilled to find this recipe because I had some soy breakfast sausage patties in the freezer, and frankly, I don't like them very much, so I thought aha! This will disguise them and use them up! My rice already had onions, oil, butter, tomato and rice in it, so I added everything else listed in the recipe. The only changes made were to omit the white sugar and to use golden raisins instead of dark ones, and I cooked it for only 20 minutes until the cabbage was tender. It was very tasty and made a satisfying dinner, and it used up all my leftover rice and two of those darn sausages! Thanks for the good idea.
this is more of a stew than a soup. great flavor and very similar to my own unstuffed cabbage. i did use chopped beef and omitted the raisins for the family. comfort food for sure.