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Cabbage rice recipe

Cabbage rice recipe, a quick and easy method with spice powders and cooked rice. You can use leftover rice too and make a hearty meal with goodness of cabbage. Full video and step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • 3 cups Rice cooked
  • 2 cups Cabbage shredded
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee - 1 or 2 tsp
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt - as needed

To temper

  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon Chana dal
  • 2 Green chilli slit
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger finely chopped


  • Shred cabbage using a sharp mandoline slicer. If not, you can choose to use knife to cut into thin strips or finely chop too.
  • Heat a pan with oil and splutter ½ teaspoon mustard seeds. Add 1 teaspoon of each urad dal and chana dal. Let it roast crisp.
  • Add 2 slit Green chilli and 1 tablespoon of very finely chopped ginger. Add 1 finely chopped onion and stir fry for a minute. Add 2 cups of shredded cabbage.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of each chilli and coriander powders and ¼ teaspoon turmeric. Mix well for a minute.
  • Cook covered for 2 minutes in medium flame or low flame, until cabbage is cooked. Add cooked rice, required salt and 2 teaspoon of ghee.
  • Mix well. Switch off flame and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.



  • Do not over cook the cabbage.
  • Adjust spice levels according to preference. You can use virgin coconut oil in place of ghee for vegan version.