- ½ cups Rice
- 1 whole Onion
- 1 clove Garlic, Minced
- 2 stalks Celery, Sliced
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 1 pound Ground Pork
- 3 cans (14.5 Oz. Can) Plain Diced Tomatoes
- 2 whole Bay Leaves
- 4 cups Water, Plus Additional To Cook Rice
- ½ heads Cabbage, Shredded
- 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
Measure rice into a small mixing bowl; submerge with boiled water. Let sit for 5-8 minutes.
In a heavy pot, saute onions until translucent. Add minced garlic and sliced celery. Cook until fragrant and tender.
Meanwhile, combine ground beef and pork in a large mixing bowl; add drained rice. Using your hands, mix ingredients until combined.
Add meat mixture to the pot, and brown until cooked through. Add diced tomatoes, bay leaves, 4 cups water, shredded cabbage, and tomato paste (can substitute with ketchup). Salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low.
Simmer for one hour.
Recipe from: tastykitchen