Yummy Cabbage Rolls – Rice

1 md Cabbage

2 1/2 c Tofu; crumbled

8 c ;water; boiling

2 tb Olive oil

1 Celery stalk; chopped

1 ts Basil

1/2 ts Cinnamon

1 ts Thyme

1/4 ts Cloves

1/4 ts Celery seed

4 tb Tamari

1/2 c Tomato paste

2 c Brown rice; cooked

1/2 c Nuts; chopped

16 oz Tomatoes, canned; with their

-juice 10 oz Sauerkraut

Cut the core out of the cabbage and discard it.Place the cabbage, stem end down, in a large kettle. Place about 1 inchof water in the bottom of the ketle. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and steam the cabbage for about 10 minutes. Remove the cabbage and let it cool for easier handling. Save the remaining water for use in soups or stews, if desired. While the cabbage cools, drop the crumbled tofu into the 6-8 cups boiling water. Bring the water back to a boil andlet the tofu cook for 1 minute. Drain the tofu through a colander lined with a clean dishtowel. Run cold water over the tofu to cool it off for easier handling. Twist the towel containing the tofu and pres sit to squeeze out the excess water. The pressed tofu should have a firm, ground-beef-like texture. Set the tofu aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, celery, herbs and spices. Saute until the onions begin to get tender. Add the pressed tofu to the sasuteed vegetables and stir over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add the tamari, tomato paste, rice, and nuts. Mix well and remove from heat. Carefully peel the leaves away from the steamed cabbage. Inside each of teh larger leaves, palce one small leaf. Cut away the thick, tough part of the leaves. Drop one heaping tablespoon of the tofu-rice filling into the center of each small leaf. Fold both the top and the bottom of the large leaf over the filling, then fold the two sides over the seam. Palce the cabbage rolls seam side down on your table or countertop. Mix together the tomatoes and sauerkraut and place half of the mixture in the bottom of a large, shallow baking dish or in two 7- x 11-inch baking dishes. Set the cabbage rolls seam side down on top of the tomato-sauerkraut mixture over the cabbage rolls. Cover the baking dish(es) with aluminum foil and bake at 350 deg for 45-60 minuts, oruntil the cabbage is tender. Uncover the cabbage rolls during the last 10 minutes of baking. From the files of DEEANNE






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