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Lazy Cabbage Rolls – Lazy Golubtsi

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This is another variation of cabbage rolls recipe that is also popular in Ukraine and Russia.

I do this mostly when I have leftovers of cooked cabbage leaves that are too small or overcooked and not good for the rolls wrapping.

Ingredients:

  • Ground meat – 1 lb (450 g) – pork is my favorite
  • Cabbage  -  1 medium size
  • Carrots   -   3 medium size
  • Onion   -   1  medium or large size
  • White rice – 2 cups
  • Olive oil or coconut oil   -  4+ tbsp for souting
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil – 2+ tbsp for rice cooking
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Sour cream – 1.5 tbsp  plus for serving
  • Mayonnaise – 1.5 tbsp
  • Sea salt - 1 tsp for rice cooking
  • Sea salt - 0.5 tbsp for stuffing
  • Ground pepper – 0.5 tsp
  • Adobo Goya seasoning (or similar) – 0.5 tsp (optional)
  • Bay leaves

Direction:

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Cut the cooked cabbage leaves for smaller pieces (not too small).

In a big bowl, combine the stuffing and cabbage leaves.   Mix well. If you are using the leftovers from the regular cabbage roll recipe, you may add a part of the onion-carrot mix into it, but this is optional.

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You may put the mix into a slow cooking pan or any other regular pot.  The lazy cabbage rolls can be cooked in the oven 350° F or in a slow cooker.  The approximate cooking time in the oven would be 1 – 1.5 hr or until it’s ready.  For a slow cooker the cooking time may be longer; start on high heat for about 30 min then reduce for low heat, keep it for another 1 – 1.5 hr or until it’s ready.

Cook covered with a lid.

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Serve hot as a separate dish.

Garnish with sour cream if desired.

Lazy Cabbage Rolls – Lazy Golubtsi
Cuisine: Ukrainian
Author: Oksana Vitruk
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • Ground meat – 1 lb (450 g) – pork is my favorite
  • Cabbage – 1 medium size
  • Carrots – 3 medium size
  • Onion – 1 medium or large size
  • White rice – 2 cups
  • Olive oil or coconut oil – 4+ tbsp for souting
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil – 2+ tbsp for rice cooking
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Sour cream – 1.5 tbsp plus for serving
  • Mayonnaise – 1.5 tbsp
  • Sea salt – 1 tsp for rice cooking
  • Sea salt – 0.5 tbsp for stuffing
  • Ground pepper – 0.5 tsp
  • Adobo Goya seasoning (or similar) – 0.5 tsp (optional)
  • Bay leaves
Instructions
  1. Cut the cooked cabbage leaves for smaller pieces (not too small).
  2. In a big bowl, combine the stuffing and cabbage leaves. Mix well. If you are using the leftovers from the regular cabbage roll recipe, you may add a part of the onion-carrot mix into it, but this is optional.
  3. You may put the mix into a slow cooking pan or any other regular pot. The lazy cabbage rolls can be cooked in the oven 350° F or in a slow cooker. The approximate cooking time in the oven would be 1 – 1.5 hr or until it’s ready. For a slow cooker the cooking time may be longer; start on high heat for about 30 min then reduce for low heat, keep it for another 1 – 1.5 hr or until it’s ready.
  4. Cook covered with a lid.
  5. Serve hot as a separate dish.
  6. Garnish with sour cream if desired.

Get a Regular Cabbage Rolls Recipe Here

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