Minced chicken with rice and cabbage is a recipe that is very simple to prepare. It takes a moderate amount of time but doesn’t require extensive cooking skills. The combination of tomatoes and sour cream adds creaminess and a bright flavor to the dish. It’s a favorite in my family.
Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need:
- Large skillet or frying pan: For cooking the chicken and vegetables.
- Medium-sized pot: For cooking the rice.
- Cutting board and knife: To prep the vegetables.
- Grater or zester: For grating the carrots.
- Measuring cups and spoons: For precise ingredient measurements.
- Saucepan or pot: For stewing
Nutrition Facts for 100 g.
|Cooking Time||1 hr. 40 min|
One of the great things about the ingredients for Minced Chicken with Rice and Cabbage is that they are often readily available in your refrigerator. They are essentially staples for the average person.
- Cabbage – 300g
- Minced chicken – 600 g.
- Carrots – 100 g.
- Onion – 60 g.
- Salt – 1/2 tsp.
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Khmeli suneli (a spice blend) to taste
- Tomato paste – 50 g.
- Olive oil – 2 tbs.
- Water – 500 ml.
- Rice – 150 g.
How to Make Minced Chicken with Rice and Cabbage
Step 1. Minced Chicken
If needed, thaw the minced chicken, season it with salt and pepper.
Step 2. Vegetables
Peel and wash the onion and carrots. Chop the onion and grate the carrots. Finely chop the cabbage.
Step 3. Frying Process
Combine the vegetables with the minced chicken and fry them in a skillet, previously greased with olive oil. Fry for ten minutes.
Step 3. Cooking Rice
Rinse the rice and place it in a pot. Add water in a 1:1 ratio and cook until the water evaporates. It will be partially cooked.
Step 4. Stewing process
In the same pot with the rice, fried vegetables and cabbage. Pour in 250 ml of water and add tomato paste, diluted with the same amount of water. Simmer on low heat for one and a half hours. You may add some water, if neccessary.
Tips and Shortcuts
Time-Saver: Use minced chicken to reduce prep time.
Flavor Enhancements: Experiment with your favorite spices or herbs to customize the dish.
Leftovers: This dish tastes even better the next day. Store any extras in the same saucepan where you have cooked the meal.
Food Pairings and Drinks
When serving, sprinkle with herbs and add a spoonful of sour cream or mayonnaise. The dish can be enjoyed on its own, but it pairs wonderfully with a fresh salad, steamed vegetables, or a side of crusty bread. You can also serve it with a fresh juice of your choice.
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