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old fashioned cabbage & rice

a recipe by
patricia taylor
williamsport, MD

This was a dish I had as a kid. I learned to make it from my Nan.

serves 6 to 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For old fashioned cabbage & rice

  • 1 bunch
  • 2 lb
    lean hamburger
  • 2 c
    uncle ben's rice
  • 5 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar

How To Make old fashioned cabbage & rice

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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

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