Stuffed Cabbage, Japanese Style

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These cabbage rolls are a delight to eat, cut into bite-size pieces for chopsticks! Serve along with steamed rice sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and a tossed salad with ginger dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Parboil cabbage leaves until almost tender, then drain and cool.
  2. Cut away thicker portion of cabbage vein.
  3. Mix together pork and other stuffing ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined.
  4. Divide stuffing among base of cabbage leaves; roll and fold in sides to form envelope, until cabbage wraps around.
  5. Secure seam with a toothpick.
  6. Mix together simmering ingredients.
  7. Place rolls in a saucepan and pour simmering sauce over; cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  8. Reduce heat to low and simmer 8-9 minutes, then remove from heat.
  9. Allow rolls to cool in sauce to absorb flavor.
  10. Meanwhile, nip ends off snow peas and string; then cut into julienne strips.
  11. Parboil snow pea strips until crisp-tender, then plunge into cold ice water to halt cooking.
  12. Reheat rolls in sauce.
  13. To serve, remove toothpick, cut roll into thin rounds, and place on dish with snow pea garnish alongside, and warm cooking sauce ladled over.
Most Helpful

This had a delicate and wonderful flavor. The cabbage came out a little mushy so I may have overcooked. I made my own dashi which had a shitake mushroom base instead of a fish base and added the soy sauce and mirin. I think I could have just had a glass of that it was so good and gave a great flavor to the cabbage. Basically, the adults loved it but the kids were kinda so-so about it. I wonder the pork would do with all your flavorings but made in meatballs and simmered in the dashi simmering sauce. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

CoolMonday August 21, 2004