Stuffed cabbage recipes are made during the fall Jewish holiday called Sukkot. And there's nothing like a rich and savory cabbage stuffed recipe.
Experimenting with the different types of cabbage will help to add a new look and feel to your stuffed cabbage recipes. You can even use a leafy green like swiss chard or collard greens along with the cabbage in your recipes.
Medium or long grained rice is probably the best type of rice for a stuffed cabbage recipe. Short grained rice tends to be sticky and is better suited for dessert type recipes.
Green Cabbage - this is the most common type of cabbage available. It is round in shape with light green tightly packed leaves.
Savoy Cabbage - this cabbage is round in shape with loosely packed ruffled leaves. It has a mild flavor and softer texture. It makes good wraps.
Red Cabbage - is very similar to green cabbage, but smaller in size and has a dark purplish color.
Bok Choy - is a Chinese cabbage with dark green elongated leaves. This cabbage has a slightly bitter mustard taste.
Napa Cabbage - is a another Chinese cabbage with crinkly elongated light green leaves. This cabbage has a mild and sweeter taste than Bok Choy.
White Rice - is the most common type of rice and has had its husk, bran, and germ removed. Use the medium and long grain varieties.
Basmati Rice - is a long grain aromatic type of rice from India. This non-glutinous fragrant rice has a nutty flavor and comes in either white or brown.
Jasmine Rice - is another long grain aromatic rice with a slight Jasmine aroma that comes from Thailand. This rice comes in both white and brown.
Forbidden Rice - is an ancient rice that was eaten by Emperors. This is a medium grained rice which has a nutty flavor and is dark purple in color.
Try ground buffalo meat, or 100% grass-fed ground beef, or ground pastured poultry in your stuffed cabbage recipes. Or use a couple types of ground meats to add a different flavor to your recipes.
You could also try quinoa in your recipes to cut down on the amount of carbs, but be sure to use a sprouted quinoa for better digestion. And using fresh herbs like oregano, basil, thyme, or sage will make your recipes more interesting as well as flavorful.
These are just some ingredient ideas to help you come up with your own creation or take on this Jewish holiday recipe.