Corned beef & rice stuffed cabbage leaves


I find that corned beef and cabbage taste so good together ,many might say corned beef is not healthy but I believe that if it is eaten once in a while it will do no harm.
Core and boil a cabbage in lightly salted boiling water for about 10 minutes until the leaves are easy to remove. Then put in a colander .
In a saucepan cook 1 cup rice in 2 cups of chicken stock .Add some turmeric so it turns a yellow colour. When the water is absorbed turn off heat and let it stand until its time to use it in your filling.
Melt some butter in a sauce pan and saute a large chopped onion,2 cloves garlic and 1/2 cup of diced sweet peppers.Add to it 1 /2 teaspoon of paprika (sweet or smoked according to taste) When the onion softens put this mixture in a bowl,add 1/2 cup of chopped parsley,1 large tin of diced corned beef ,the rice,1 teaspoon of ground dill ,salt ^ pepper according to taste.
Prepare the cabbage leaves by cutting the hard stem end and put the cabbage leaves that are too small on the base of a well greased oven dish.
Put the filling on the cabbage leaf and fold sides over the filling and start at the stem and roll the cabbage up until the meat is encased. Repeat with remaining leaves and filling..
Put the rolls in the oven dish.
You can either make your own tomato sauce or pour a large bottle of ready made tomato sauce.
I make mine ,saute finely chopped onion,garlic,sweet red pepper ,add 2 bay leaves,1 teaspoon paprika then add 2 cans or a pkt of tomato passata. season with salt and pepper and add a teaspoon of sugar and a tablespoon of vinegar.. Let it simmer for 15 minutes on low heat. Remove the bay leaves then pour the sauce over the cabbage rolls. I like to put some grated Parmesan cheese on top.
Cover loosely with foil and bake in a 160 c oven for about 45 minutes more if the cabbage is not very tender. Let it bake uncovered for 10 minutes .10253902_582481481858797_1444621324704637115_n 10308182_582481601858785_4654799134357384220_n 1187237_582481438525468_5581729566128439805_n

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