Most of you already are familiar with Cabbage Rolls, but to Eastern European cooks, they are known as Holupki. Holubtsi, or Golabki. All Cabbage Rolls may look the same, yet be very different, depending on the filling used to prepare them. The most popular filling consists of cooked rice mixed with ground beef and spices; however you can also use rice or buckwheat mixed with mushrooms, spiced up mashed potatoes, or a vegetarian filling, which I will introduce in this recipe. Cabbage Rolls are not the easiest dish to prepare, since it requires a lot of prep work beforehand, especially the cabbage, but if you love them, it’s well worth the effort.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls also known as Holubtsi in Ukrainian or Golabki in Polish, are not only delicious but also a meal in itself.
Please click on this link for a vegetarian version of cabbage rolls, to view the step-by-step preparation process for all cabbage rolls, no matter what the filling is.
Today I will post a recipe for two additional and quite popular cabbage roll fillings: Sauteed Mushrooms filling and Meat filling.
I would like to share links to some of my previous posts about Ukrainian Christmas traditions, as well as few recipes for Ukrainian Traditional Christmas Eve dishes.
One of my readers shared her experience of preparing for, and celebrating Ukrainian Christmas Eve while visiting Switzerland during this Christmas season.
If you like stuffed peppers, but are looking for a healthier grain, rather than white rice, Brown Rice, Quinoa, or Bulgur, are great substitutions.