Rice rolls

Rice Rolls - Vegetarian Recipe

Some variations of the rice rolls (cabbage rolls) are very popular in Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans, West Asia. They consist of a cooked leaf (cabbage or other leafy greens) wrapped around the rice, minced meat or mushrooms filling. Today we’ll present to you a vegetarian version of this popular dish.


  • 1 cup of rice
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp of pepper
  • 1 tbsp of fresh lime juice
  • 1 bunch of collard greens
  • 1 cup of cream for serving
  • 1 tbsp of butter

Rice Rolls Preparation:

Briefly boil the collard greens (2 minutes will be enough). Remove from the heat and drain. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the ingredients and mix well. Use one tbsp of this mixture for each roll.

Melt the butter in a deep pot and place the rolls. Add about ¼ cup of water, cover the pot and cook for about 30 minutes over medium temperature.

Serve with cream, cheese or yogurt.

Enjoy your vegetarian rice rolls for lunch!

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