Think of these cabbage rolls as a healthier riff on classic Chinese egg rolls! Cabbage leaves stand in for the traditional fried wonton wrappers, but we promise they won't be missed. It's worth it to make this better-than-takeout Chinese recipe at home. Feel free to substitute ground turkey or tofu crumbles for the pork in this recipe.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk water, tomato paste, vinegar, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons hoisin, 1 tablespoon ginger, 2 cloves garlic and crushed red pepper in a small saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 4 cabbage leaves and cook, gently stirring, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cabbage leaves. Place broccoli in a colander and pour the hot water over it. Refresh with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl. Add pork, rice, scallions, sesame oil, the remaining 2 tablespoons hoisin, 1 tablespoon ginger and 2 cloves garlic, and 3 tablespoons of the reserved sauce. Stir to combine well.

  • Place 1/3 cup filling over the bottom third of 1 softened cabbage leaf. Fold the bottom and sides over the filling and roll up. Place, seam-side down, in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with the remaining leaves and filling. Pour the remaining sauce over the rolls. Cover with foil and bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a roll registers 150 degrees F, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 20.4g 41% DV; carbohydrates 28.2g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 4.4g 18% DV; sugars 6.9g; fat 4.8g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 44.9mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 1159.3IU 23% DV; vitamin c 52.6mg 88% DV; folate 67.6mcg 17% DV; calcium 82mg 8% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 65.4mg 23% DV; potassium 649.7mg 18% DV; sodium 502.3mg 20% DV; added sugar 2g.