How To Make Cabbage Pilaf With Rice
Persian cabbage and rice pilaf (Kalam Polo)

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Ingredients

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Cabbage pilaf ingredients:
700 grams Cabbage
2 cups rice
1 pc Onion
1 cup Tarragon
1 cup Leek
1 cup Parsley
1 cup Basil
1 cup Dill
1 cup Raisins
1 cup Saffron
Ingredients for meat substitute:
1 cup Cooked quinoa
1 pc Onion
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon Turmeric
3 spoons Organic sesame seeds
3 spoons Flax seeds
3 spoons Chickpea flour

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Cabbage pilaf is one of the most delicious and special pilafs I suggest you make and enjoy, dear vegans.

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  • Egg-Free
  • Healthy
  • Soy-free
  • Vegan
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Cabbage pilaf is one of Iran’s most delicious and simple Shirazi dishes. I always used cabbage for salads, soups, and stuffed cabbage until I traveled to Shiraz and ate their famous cabbage pilaf. I fell in love with this cabbage pilaf and made it at home once a week. And now this famous recipe is made in other countries. Cabbage pilaf with rice is famous for its special and aromatic vegetables in this cabbage pilaf. The vegetables used in this cabbage pilaf include tarragon, leeks, parsley, basil, and dill, which you can put in a food processor and keep in the freezer for several meals to have ready vegetables whenever you want cabbage pilaf. Meat is used for the top of the cabbage rice prepared in the original recipe. I made a vegan version and used cooked quinoa instead of meat. I put the quinoa with spices and aromatic vegetables in a blender, made it into a ball, rolled it in breadcrumbs, fried it in a pan with a little oil, and set it aside. I picked cabbage rice.

 

Tips and tricks:

  1. In cooking pilaf cabbage, we can use dried pilaf cabbage vegetables, which include basil, leek, dill, and tarragon, instead of fresh vegetables. The way to use this dried vegetable is to pour it into the colander while draining the rice and mixing it with the rice.
  2. If you are looking for spices for Shirazi cabbage pilaf, do not neglect Omani lemon powder. One of the spices used in cabbage pilaf is Omani lemon powder; if you wish, add one teaspoon to this dish.
  3. When preparing cabbage and pilaf vegetables, it should be noted that the proportion of vegetables should be observed. It is suggested to consider the highest amount of basil and the lowest amount of tarragon. If you use too much tarragon, the cabbage pilaf will be bitter.
  4. The most time we spend cooking aromatic and homemade cabbage pilaf is making vegan meat dumplings, which may take between twenty minutes and half an hour, depending on the vegan meat’s size and the dumplings.
  5. The size of the meatballs depends entirely on your taste and time. Another important issue of this stage is the size of the meatballs; if they are not uniform and small and big, during frying, there is a possibility that one of them will burn and the brain of the other will remain raw and uncooked.
  6. You can set aside some alkali meatballs to decorate the cabbage pilaf and arrange it around the dish.
  7. If you want to use legumes in Shirazi cabbage pilaf, the best option is lentils. You can prepare homemade lentil cabbage pilaf using lentils and enjoy eating it.
  8. Shirazi rice cabbage can be eaten with Shirazi salad or pickles.
  9. Removing the smell of cabbage is easy, and you don’t need to do anything special.For this purpose, you can boil, steam, or fry the cabbage. To boil:
    1. Pour water into a pot and put it on the gas flame until it boils.
    2. Put a little salt in the water, then add the cabbage.
    3. Cover the pot and reduce the flame.
    4. Wait 5 to 10 minutes, drain the cabbages, and add lemon juice and pepper.

    This method removes the smell of cabbage, and you can use it for salads and different dishes.

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Steps

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Cooking steps of cabbage pilaf with rice:

In the first step, slice a large onion and fry it with a little oil until golden.

2
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Slice the cabbages and add them to the onions little by little. Close the lid of the pan until the cabbages are soft.
Note: when you roast cabbage with onions and spices, the bad smell of cabbage will be removed.

3
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The most important part of cabbage pilaf is mixing special vegetables and a measure of this recipe. Which includes tarragon, leek, parsley, basil, and dill
After adding the vegetables, add a cup of raisins.
Spices include turmeric, salt, black pepper, curry powder, and red pepper.

4
Done

Drain the rice. Mix the cabbage ingredients with the rice and stir, and finally, add the brewed saffron to the rice. Close the pot lid and let the rice brew for thirty minutes.

5
Done

Ingredients for meat substitute:

Until the rice is brewing, prepare the blender and add the cooked quinoa along with onions and spices, including salt, pepper, turmeric, coriander seeds, flax seeds, and chickpea flour, to combine the ingredients.

6
Done

Take the size of a walnut, make a circle with your hands, and let it stay in the refrigerator for half an hour.
After half an hour, roll the vegetable meat in breadcrumbs and fry in oil at low heat.

7
Done

Put the rice in a bowl and arrange the vegan meats you made next to the rice.

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I'm Zahra, and I have been a vegan for 5 years; I publish raw vegan and vegan recipes on VEGi 1 site. I have vegan recipes for all days and meals that even non-vegetarians will love. I try to prove that you will not miss any delicious food by changing to a vegan lifestyle. If you make this dish, share the photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag me with @vegifamily and #vegi1.

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