Malfouf- Stuffed Cabbage

Ingredients

Ingredients:
Garlic, you need few whole garlic cloves peeled and some minced
Optional, you may use whole head of garlic with the peel in between the layers
3 teaspoons of the following spices: Cumin, Caraway, Cooking oil
1 cup water or as needed

Preparation

1
Wash and drain rice
2
Mix up the ground meat, diced onions and rice; add cooking oil and the spices (Cumin, Caraway, Coriander, Salt and Black Pepper) set aside.
3
Prepare your cabbage leaves by separating the leaves from the cabbage head. Cut away stems, save them and use them at the bottom of the pot.
4
Boil the leaves a few at a time in boiling salted water until they are soft enough to roll.
5
Prepare stuffing of meat, rice, salt, pepper and the above spices
6
Cut the leaves to form a cigar size roll. Place stuffing on each leaf, fold sides toward center and roll up from bottom into a cigar shape (similar with stuffed vine leaves). Do not over stuff; make sure that you have space for the rice to expand inside the cabbage rolls.
7
Press together firmly. Place layer of the saved stems
8
Place the whole garlic heads in between the rolled Malfouf.
9
Sprinkle with salt, caraway and cumin in between layers. Add water, boil then simmer for an hour to an hour and a half. Half way through the cooking time add crushed garlic on top. Let simmer. Simmer gently until rice is tender in barely enough water to cover. Invert your pot in a platter
10
You may serve this dish hot or at room temperature, depends on your personal taste.

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A Middle Eastern style stuffed cabbage is a satisfying meal that can be made with rice and ground meat stuffing or with rice, onions, herbs to make it a vegetarian dish. the secret to this dish is adding a spice mix that has Cumin, Caraway, Coriander, Cinnamon, Salt and Black Pepper. Garlic and lemon juice give the dish a very nice taste.

Yield:

6

Added:

February 16, 2011

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