Remove the cabbage rolls from the freezer once they are frozen. Fill a freezer bag or container with the cabbage rolls. Remove as much air as possible from the freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. Write the date and contents on the freezer bag or container and freeze the cabbage rolls for up to 1 month.
I like to make stuffed cabbage but find the blanching of the cabbage leaves to add an extra difficulty, mostly because I tend to over-blanch and they tear. I was curious to see an episode of Julia & Jacques today in which they seemed to be saying that freezing a cored head of cabbage has the same effect as blanching the leaves separately.
Mix together well. Take a small handful and form into a small roll or ball. Place into the center of a cabbage leaf. Fold the sides of the leaf over and roll the ball up into the leaf. Place seam side down in baking dish. Continue until all of the filling is used up. Mix together the soup with a 1/2 can water; pour over stuffed cabbage.
Stuffed cabbage rolls exist in almost every cuisine, but are especially prevalent in Central and Eastern Europe. No matter the origin of your recipe, to make stuffed cabbage rolls you need to soften and separate the cabbage leaves leaves first, which are very firm and tightly bound to the head. This usually requires a separate step, adding time and effort that you may not have budgeted for.
STUFFED CABBAGE SOUP. Stuffed Cabbage Soup is the BEST way to keep warm in the winter, made with hearty ground beef, chopped cabbage, and rice in a tomato and beef broth, it tastes just like cabbage rolls! But instead of stuffed, this is more of a deconstructed or unstuffed version that you won’t have to spend time rolling.
This guide is about freezing cabbage rolls (holubtsi). A traditional Ukranian dish, the holubtsi or cabbage roll is a tasty treat that can be frozen and saved for later.
Cabbage consists mainly of delicate, thin-walled cells that rupture when the moisture they contain freezes rapidly. You can freeze cooked cabbage rolls, but it is likely they will fall apart into a soupy puddle when reheating them. You have to start the freezing process slowly in the refrigerator ...
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Let’s Talk Cabbage Rolls. Stuffed Cabbage rolls are such a great comfort food. They are made in all corners of the world and are stuffed with favorite vegetables, grains and spices of the region. You may even have a family recipe from your ancestry line. I’ve kind of forgone a nationality for these cabbage rolls and just call them vegan.
How to Freeze Cabbage Rolls. To freeze rolls for later, allow them to cool then put dinner size portions in freezer bags. Pour a little of the tomato juice into each bag and freeze. To Reheat. Place frozen rolls and their frozen tomato juice into a saucepan, cover, and simmer until heated through. Probably about 30 minutes.