Cabbage with Rice – Lahanorizo

Lahanorizo belongs to a category of the popular one-pot Greek vegetable and rice dishes in which all the flavors meld together.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: cabbage, rice
Servings: 3


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 10 oz small cabbage
  • ½ tomato paste
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup medium grain rice
  • parsley
  • 1 Lemon


  • First heat olive oil in a medium pot.
  • Then add the onion and sauté until soft about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the cabbage and mix until cabbage is coated with the olive oil.
  • Heat for 2-3 minutes (stirring) until cabbage has wilted.
  • Add about 1 cup hot water hot water and simmer for 20-30 minutes until cabbage is soft. Add more water if needed.
  • Once cabbage is soft add the tomato paste that has been dissolved in 2-3 tablespoons of water, and ½ teaspoon salt, freshly ground pepper and cayenne pepper and mix.
  • Add ½ cup (uncooked) medium grain rice, stir so that rice is coated with the oil.
  • Add 1 ¼ cup hot water and simmer until rice is almost cooked (about 15 minutes).
  • Add more hot water in small amount if needed. Once rice is ready, but there is still a bit of water left in the pot, remove from heat and keep covered until rest of water is absorbed. Rice should be somewhat creamy.
  • Serve with plenty of lemon and sprinkle with parsley.

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