If you love cabbage as much as I do you will enjoy this quick dish. I sometimes omit the spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese. Instead I season the ground beef with Chinese Five Spice and then you have a different casserole.
Cook cabbage in salted water, stirring gently occasionally. When done drain well.
While cabbage is cooking, prepare meat sauce in skillet over medium high heat cook ground beef, onion and pepper. When done drain the fat off.
To the meat add spaghetti sauce, water and rice; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is tender, stir ocassionally. While meat sauce is cooking preheat oven to 350*.
Use a 13 x 9 baking dish, spoon 1/2 cup meat sauce over the bottom, then top with 1/2 of cabbage, then 1/2 remaining meat sauce and 1/2 shredded cheese. Repeat layers. Bake 25 minutes or until complete hot and cheese is melted.
Note: If using the Chinese Five Spice, simply stir or layer meat and rice mixture and proceed with the layers or sometimes I just stir the cabbabe and meat together and then heat till hot in the oven.