Dirty Rice Stuffed Cabbage

"A friend of mine invited us over for dinner and made this. The leftovers barely made it home..I had to post it so I can make it. My DD inhaled it too. Kid pleaser is on top of my list. All I can really say about this is it was SWINGIN!!!!"
photo by Bay Laurel photo by Bay Laurel
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • SAUCE:.
  • Saute the onion in oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, until softened.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saute pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the pork and brown.
  • Once browned, add the garlic, onion, celery, and green bell pepper.
  • Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add the chicken broth, italian seasoning,basil, and cayenne.
  • Stir in the cooked rice and parsley, mixing thoroughly and letting the broth reduce until there is no moisture left in the pan.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper, if necessary.
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, over medium heat, add the cabbage leaves and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Lay a cabbage leaf out on a flat surface and add 1/4 cup of the dirty rice into the center.
  • Fold both the sides into the center and the top and bottom over the center. Roll into a cylinder and repeat with the remaining leaves.
  • Pour a 1/2-inch layer of sauce into a 13 by 9-inch casserole dish.
  • Arrange the cabbage rolls, seam sides down, on top of the sauce.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the stuffed cabbage and cover with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve.

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