Cabbage rice recipe

Cabbage rice is a simple to make rice dish and can also be done with leftover rice. It is ideal for lunch box or a sumptuous healthy meal and those who do not like cabbage will surely like this rice dish. Cabbage rice is a nutritious and tasty recipe that can be prepared quickly too. So do try this healthy recipe.


  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Cabbage - 1 cup (chopped finely)
  • Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons and Ghee - 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Onion - 1 (chopped finely)
  • Tomato - 1 (chopped finely)
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Red chillies - 3 to 4
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic - 5 cloves
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Khus khus (poppy seeds) - 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
  • Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE CABBAGE RICE RECIPE Wash and soak basmati rice with enough water for 15-20 minutes. Grind coconut, red chillies, garlic cloves, ginger and khuskhus with little water to a smooth paste and keep it aside. (ground masala) IMG_3893 IMG_3895

Step 2

Heat oil in a small pressure cooker. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add cumin seeds and stir fry for half a minute till light brown. IMG_3896

Step 3

Add onions and saute till they turn translucent. Then add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become little soft. IMG_3897

Step 4

Add chopped cabbage pieces and mix well. IMG_3898

Step 5

Now add ground masala and combine together. Cook on a low flame for 2 minutes. IMG_3899

Step 6

Add basmati rice and 2 1/2 to 3 cups of water and mix well. Add 2 teaspoons of ghee and mix. Add salt and check the taste and adjust accordingly. IMG_3900

Step 7

Close it with a lid and pressure cook upto 3 whistles. IMG_3901 IMG_3903

Step 8

Once pressure is cooled down, remove the cabbage rice in a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut and serve hot.

Step 9

Serve cabbage rice on its own or with curd, papads or any curry of your choice. cabbage rice

Step 10

NOTES: You can use normal rice or left over rice too for this recipe. You can also add garam masala to further enhance the taste.

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