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Friday, May 5, 2017

Easy Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

I have yet to post about my love of my Instant Pot.  You guys, I love it.  I bought it last year during the summer and basically it is a my go to kitchen appliance.  I cook with it 3-5 times a week and I am convinced that I can make anything in it.  One of the recipes I had to try were Cabbage Rolls that my grandma used to have during our Christmas celebrations.  Check out that easy recipe below.

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I started by sautéing 1 TBS of butter, 4 cubes of chicken stock and 1 cup of water in the instant pot.

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While that was going, I steamed up cabbage leaves and rice.  If I were to make this again, I would use whole grain rice instead of jasmine rice to make sure that it was better for my diabetes. I steamed 12 cabbage leaves and 1 1/2 cups of rice.

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While sauteing and steaming those ingredients, I prepped the ground beef.  I just mixed the beef (uncooked) with some garlic salt and seasoning salt.

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Once the rice was done, I mixed it in with the ground beef until it was a uniform mixture.  I think next time only 1 cup of rice would be perfect.

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As the cabbage leafs finished steaming, I laid them on a plate and filled them with 2 TBS of the meat/rice mixture and then rolled them up.  I made sure to tuck the sides in well so that the mixture did not spill out during the cooking process.

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Once all cabbage rolls were prepared, I moved them into the instant pot.

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The broth was ready by this time.  I placed the trivet in the bottom and then placed the cabbage rolls atop the trivet.

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12 cabbage rolls fit perfectly in my instant pot.  The broth smelled so good and I was so excited to sink my teeth in these babies!

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I set the pot on manual, high pressure, sealing for 5 minutes and let it do its magic.  What I love most about the Instant Pot is how quickly it cooks food and how delicious the food always turns out.  I can put frozen roasts in and they cook in 40 minutes along with anything else I put in.  You can cook sweet desserts and savory soups.  Anything that you can make in a slow cooker is made better and faster in the Instant Pot.  It is my favorite kitchen item!

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When the alarm went off and the pot finished its natural pressure release, I opened the lid to find the perfectly cooked cabbage rolls, just the way I remember them from grandmas.

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You guys, my kids ate these!  I mean they were that good.  The meat was cooked perfectly and everything was delicious.  If you would like to make this here is a quick recipe card for you to download and print!


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Easy Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls
Simple recipe for a quick and delicious cabbage roll meal in the instant pot
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 TBS Butter
  • 4 cubs Chicken Bullion
  • 12 leaves Cabbage
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • to taste Garlic salt
  • to taste Seasoning Salt
Instructions
1. Combine water, chicken bullion and butter in the instant pot. Set on Saute setting.
2. Steam cabbage leaves and rice in separate pots.
3. Combine raw beef, season salt and garlic salt together in a separate bowl.
4. Once rice is cooked, mix it in with the ground beef mixture.
5. Take 1 leaf of cabbage and place 1.5-2 TBS of the ground beef mixture and roll the cabbage leaf around the meat.
6. Once all rolls are made, place them on the trivet of the instant pot, in the broth.
7. Place the instant pot lid on, set lid to sealing and the pot to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes.
8. Natural pressure release and remove and enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 rolls

Try it and let me know how it goes!

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