Cut cabbage into bite-size sections. Add 5 cups water and place into a 4-5 quart pot on medium low heat and cover for 10-15 minutes. Stir from time to time.
Make 20-30 meatballs with hamburger and season to taste. Brown in skillet until done. Remove meatballs from pan and place in pot with cabbage. Add 2 tablespoons of juice remaining from meatballs and 2 tablespoons of vinegar and cover. Simmer until cabbage is tender. Do not let it stick.
Boil 4 cups of water, add tablespoon of butter and pour in rice. Cover and simmer over very low heat for 20 minutes. Remove rice from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
To serve: Place rice on serving platter and place cabbage and meatballs neatly on top of rice. Serve with hot buttered biscuits and your favorite beverage