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!