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cabbage casserole recipe served with sour cream

Cabbage Casserole Recipe-With Rice and Pork Mince

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: cabbage casserole, cabbage casserole recipe, delicious cabbage casserole, delicious cabbage casserole recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 1004kcal
Author: Timea
Cabbage casserole recipe is an alternative to stuffed cabbage rolls in which the ingredients are alternated in layers in a baking dish and cooked in the oven.
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  • 1 kg picked cabbage sliced
  • 750 g pork mince
  • 1,5 cup rice
  • 4 pieces medium onions
  • 1 piece carrot
  • 250 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp caraway
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix
  • 300 ml sour cream.


  • Fry in a saucepan about a cup and a half of rice in 50 ml of sunflower oil. When the rice begins almost translucent, add three cups of water and boil it—season with sea salt and vegetable mix for soups.
  • Slice the cabbage as thin as you can. Put one chopped onion and one grated carrot in a pot with 100 ml of sunflower oil to fry. When the onion begins translucent, add the sliced pickled cabbage and let them cook together, stirring sometimes.
  • Season with one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and one teaspoon of ground caraway. After the liquid evaporates, pour two cups of water and let the cabbage be made well.
  • Chop two medium-size onions and put the onion to fry with little sunflower oil in a frying pan.
  • After two minutes, put the mincemeat over and let it fry until the meat gets a colour and season with a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, sea salt and a spoonful of Hungarian sweet paprika.
  • Add one tablespoon of tomato paste and half a cup of water and let it boil until the water evaporated.
  • Take a baking dish, grease with sunflower oil, and place the bottom half of the cooked cabbage in the first layer. Continue with the second layer, putting half of the boiled rice. The third layer will be the meat, and the fourth layer will be rice again. Finish with the other half of the cabbage; this will always be on top. On the top, pour the sour cream.
  • Cover with aluminium foil and put the dish in the preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes. Then remove the foil and put it back for about 10 minutes until it got a golden colour.


Can replace pork mince with a mix of pork and beef mince, and the vegetarian with mushrooms.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 1004kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 2401mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g