I would be lying if I said that I actually enjoy eating cabbage. In fact, I make it a point to avoid coleslaw and many other things that have cabbage because I flat out hate cabbage. However, I do enjoy egg rolls, but you know, fried foods are not good for you and all so I tend to rarely eat egg rolls.
So I was wondering what I could do this year for a cabbage recipe on New Year’s Day because it’s supposed to bring luck and wealth and let’s face it – I could use both of those! So I started experimenting with recipes to create a tomato-based soup that would hide the taste of cabbage. That is what this recipe does! I love this recipe because it doesn’t taste like cabbage AT ALL. Sure, there is a lot of cabbage in it, but the tomato, sausage, and rice kind of hide all of that cabbagy taste.
Try it for yourself! If you are a non-cabbage eater but eat it only once a year for New Year’s Day – this is the perfect recipe for you!
Unwrapped Cabbage Roll Soup
This recipe will feed your entire family and leave you wanting more. The fire-roasted tomatoes give this soup a kick. Try it out for yourself and enjoy!
Chop onions, celery, and smoked sausage.
Chop cabbage into small strips.
Brown onions and celery in pot for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Add in sausage and brown sausage for about 5 minutes.
Add the chopped cabbage and 2 tbsp water and stir until combined. Continue to stir. Let the cabbage cook for about 10-15 minutes or until soft.
Add the fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, and petite diced tomatoes. Stir.
Add in seasonings. Cover. Cook for 30 minutes on medium-low heat.
Add in 1/2 cup of brown rice. Cook an additional 30 minutes.