Greek Cabbage with Rice – Lahanorizo (Recipe)

March 24, 2022

Greek Cabbage with Rice – Lahanorizo (Recipe)


✅ ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ 1 medium onion diced (about 1 cup or 4 oz or 115 grams)

✅ ½ of a small cabbage (about 10 oz or 300 grams sliced

✅ ½ tablespoon tomato paste

✅ Salt/Pepper

✅ About ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

✅ ½ cup medium grain rice (uncooked)

✅ Lemon and parsley for serving


1️⃣ Heat olive oil in a medium pot. 

2️⃣ Add the onion and sauté until soft about 5-7 minutes.

3️⃣ Add the cabbage and mix until cabbage is coated with the olive oil. Heat for 2-3 minutes (stirring) until cabbage has wilted somewhat.

4️⃣ Add about 1 cup hot water hot water and simmer for 20-30 minutes until cabbage is soft. Add more water if needed.

5️⃣ Once cabbage is soft add the tomato paste that has been dissolved in 2-3 tablespoons of water, and ½ teaspoon salt, freshly ground pepper and cayenne pepper and mix.

6️⃣ Add ½ cup (uncooked) medium grain rice, stir so that rice is coated with the oil.

7️⃣ Add 1 ¼ cup hot water and simmer until rice is almost cooked (about 15 minutes). Add more hot water in small amount if needed. Once rice is ready, but there is still a bit of water left in the pot, remove from heat and keep covered until rest of water is absorbed. Rice should be somewhat creamy.

8️⃣ Serve with plenty of lemon and sprinkle with parsley.


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