Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tofu and Bulgar Cabbage Rolls

I was inspired by Jenn the Leftover Queen who recently posted her Golubki (Polish Cabbage Rolls). I had a hankering for some cabbage rolls. But I also wanted to make it low fat and healthier so I stuffed it with a bulgar wheat and tofu mixture. I have to say it turned out pretty good although next time I'd probably add something a bit more flavorful like just a touch of a strong blue cheese. Here's the recipe I created:

16 cabbage leaves blanched to soften
1 large onion
5 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped Italian parsley
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 package Mori-Nu light firm silken tofu
2 cups cooked course bulgar wheat
1 8oz can tomato sauce

I started by carefully taking the cabbage leaves apart and blanching them in boiling water to soften. Next time I think I'll steam the whole cored head as it would be easier to remove the leaves. I heated a pan, added the olive oil and sautéed the onions, garlic and most of the parsley. I reserved some for garnishing on top. This was cooked until softened. This mixture was added to the bulgar and tofu. I just mashed up the tofu with my hands with all the other ingredients. I also added salt and pepper and a bit of vinegar to the stuffing. These were rolled in the softened cabbage leaves, placed in a baking dish, and topped with the tomato sauce. Parsley was sprinkled on top and it baked for about 40 minutes at 375F.

7 comments:

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those looks awesome Greg! :)

Kevin said...

Looks nice and healthy. i have been meaning to do a cabbage wrap for a while now.

Pixie said...

Hi Greg, I did visit Jen's lovely cabbage rolls and yours look just as wonderful. I must keep them in mind and have them one day!

Astra Libris said...

What a great idea, combining the tofu and bulgar! These look scrumptious, and I can almost taste the incredible combo of flavors and textures already... Yum...

Nilmandra said...

That looks healthy and delicious. When I saw the title, I immediately thought of Japanese cabbage rolls, which are stuffed with minced pork and shitake and then simmered in stock (instead of baked).
http://japanesefood.about.com/od/vegetable/r/cabbageroll.htm

Greg said...

Thanks for all the comments. I will have to try those Japanese rolls. They sound delicious.

Nora B. said...

That looks tasty and healthy! Love bulgar, so it's good to see another way of incorporating them into my meals.