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Easy Russian Cabbage Roll Soup

All of the flavor of homemade cabbage rolls without the hard work of rolling them. This cabbage roll soup recipe hits the spot every time!


Looking for Russian recipes? Try this one! All of the flavor of homemade cabbage rolls without the hard work of rolling them. This cabbage roll soup hits the spot every time!

I really didn’t mean to post two soup recipes in the same week, but we’re nearing the end of soup season and we all need to get our kicks while we can.

Let me tell you about what is going on in the world of me today.

I’m writing this at my desk which faces a window looking out across the neighbor’s acreage. It’s about this time of day that I usually see my very special friend, a gigantic grey coyote who likes to trot around our house and completely anger our dog.

All of the flavor of homemade cabbage rolls without the hard work of rolling them. This cabbage rolls soup recipe hits the spot every time!

 

Sure enough, I saw him stalk by just a few minutes ago, followed by the sound of several rifle shots being fired by the neighbor. I imagine the neighbor is trying to protect his chickens, but I will seriously be distressed if I never see that big dog again.

Sighting him has become part of my daily ritual. In the early morning, it’s the geese flying in onto the pond.

If it’s foggy, I usually see an enormous heron pottering around on the island like a prehistoric relic.

Around lunch time I see the coyote, then the mallards and wood ducks show themselves in the afternoon.

Just before dusk, the nutria makes his way across the pond and disappears underwater to wherever it is he calls home.

Searching for easy Russian recipes? Try this tasty one! All of the flavor of homemade cabbage rolls without the hard work of rolling them. This cabbage roll soup hits the spot every time!

We’ve lived here two months now and I’ve gotten used to watching these daily happenings.

The coyote reminds me that it is lunch time! I don’t have any chickens, so his presence doesn’t bother me one bit. I wish the neighbor wouldn’t try to kill him.

Yeah…. so that’s what’s going on in my world today. Operation save the coyote is underway!

Looking for cabbage roll soup recipes? Here is an easy, delicious one! All of the flavor of homemade cabbage rolls without the hard work of rolling them. This cabbage roll soup hits the spot every time!

It’s a completely gorgeous spring day, and cabbage roll soup is definitely on the menu.

When I started writing this post it occurred to me that this is the very first Russian-inspired recipe I’ve ever posted on the blog. How is that even possible!? Well, anyway, I think you are going to love this Russian recipe for cabbage roll soup.

I’m pretty sure I’m the last person on the planet to catch up with the latest season of House of Cards, but all of the drama with the Russian President (and all of the vodka drinking) has piqued my interest in the motherland. I think I just might have to add a trip to Moscow to my never-ending bucket list.

Until such a time when I can up my vodka-drinking game to experience Moscow the right way, I’ll stick with helping myself to a bowl of this cabbage roll soup to assuage my wanderlust.

All of the flavor of homemade cabbage rolls without the hard work of rolling them. This cabbage roll soup hits the spot every time!

The beauty is that is an easy cabbage roll soup recipe!  Enjoy!

Here’s the Recipe!

Easy Russian Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

All of the flavor of homemade cabbage rolls without the hard work of rolling them. This cabbage roll soup recipe hits the spot every time!
4.4 from 31 votes
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Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: European
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 343kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion - about 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots - about 2 medium carrots
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups chopped green cabbage - about half of one head
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 14 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the ground beef and brown evenly for 2 minutes. Drain excess fat if desired.
  • Add the onion and carrot to the pot; saute for 5 minutes to soften. Add the garlic and cabbage to the pot, along with the diced tomatoes and chicken broth.
  • Stir the rice into the pot and add the paprika, bay leaf, and salt. Allow the soup to come to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and place a lid on the pot. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked and the cabbage is softened.
  • Stir in the sugar, Worcestershire, and vinegar. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve garnished with fresh parsley.

NOTES

*When re-heating leftover soup, you may want to add additional broth to thin out the consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Russian Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
343
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
67
mg
22
%
Sodium
 
1259
mg
55
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
30
g
60
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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All of the flavor of homemade cabbage rolls without the hard work of rolling them. This cabbage roll soup hits the spot every time!

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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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Comments:

  1. One of my families’ favorite soups. Sometimes I use barley, brown rice or quiona to switch it up. Thanks for a great recipe

  2. Made this for my weekly meal prep. I used a bit more than a pound of ground beef. Quinoa instead of rice. And 2C beef broth 4C vegetable broth. Will eat it all week and add a bit of sour cream on top

  3. Can I add sourcroute to this instead of vinegar ? and add a can of instant rice at the end, and let it simmer on low for a bit?

  4. Wonderful soup! I went meatless in the slow cooker added rice and vinegar last. Also added 2 teaspoons of “better than bouillon”. Better the second day.

  5. Yum! Have you ever tried this in the slow cooker? Probably still wait until the end to add sugar, Worcestershire, and vinegar, right?

  6. I found this on Pinterest, and I made it for my family! THEY LOVED IT! I will be definitely making this again soon! thanks for the recipe!

  7. This sounds and looks delicious! I just printed the recipe off and look forward to making it. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. This cabbage soup will definitely be part of my menu for spring. This looks really amazing. It’s perfect with all the flavors and less work in the preparation.

  9. This cabbage soup recipe looks great. I love stuffed cabbage but it’s time consuming to make. Looking forward to trying this soup. Thanks

    1. I wondered, but we actually haven’t had wolves here in Oregon in decades! He’s about the size of a Labrador.

  10. Love this soup. Thank you Anetta and have a great Sunday! If you have a dog make sure you are out with him when taking him out.

  11. Your intro line is real seller. All the flavors without the work. Yay! I love soup and I love cabbage rolls. So this worked for me. The picture sealed the deal!

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