Wednesday, October 17, 2012

UNstuffed Cabbage Soup

I love stuffed cabbage. I love soup.  So how about UNstuffing the cabbage and making it into a soup?  I thought it was a great idea.  And when I tasted it, I decided it was genius.  I know, I think most of my ideas are genius but, the name of this soup came from my husband.  He thinks he possibly has a future in naming my recipes permanently.   He might, but he can't know this.

We are working hard on "our"  *meaning my husband* vegetable issues.  He hates them but he has to eat them sometimes.  He keeps telling me I can't MAKE him like vegetables anymore than he can MAKE me offer to slurp down a raw oyster.  He has a point.  Hell WILL freeze over before an ANY oyster, specifically a RAW oyster ever touches these lips.  It.  Will.  Not.  Happen.  And I am perfectly fine with that.  Our taste buds are always changing and I am very good at trying things I never have liked before to see if I like them now.  But raw seafood is an entirely different animal my friends.  As I stated before.  It.  Will.  Not.  Happen.  EVER.   I take that back, I told him if he let me put makeup on him, and a wig, paint his nails and dress him like a woman, all on video for you all, I would touch my tongue to a raw oyster.  His reply?  It.  Will.  Not.  Happen.  There ya go.

As far as I can tell it appears, I won.  I got hubs to eat my soup, and he told me it was some of the best soup he had ever eaten.  It is odd, it seems of all veggies to not like, the one he doesn't mind is cabbage.  I just find it interesting.  I am not out to change him and if you don't like something you don't like it, but I DO always appreciate when he tries things and I usually appreciate that he makes me try things too. 

Anyway, I had warned you how much I loved soup and this little soup stretch will eventually pass when I have exhausted making all things into a soup if at all possible!

In our quest to eat healthier, I think that you will enjoy this completely guilt free soup, by the bowlful!  OK so you might want a little crusty bread but, I won't tell, if you won't tell!

Oh wait, I need to refill my coffee.......brb

OK back. 

You will need:
1 lb ground chicken
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 small can of diced tomatoes or 1 cup fresh diced tomatoes (do not drain)
5 cups chicken stock
26 ounces crushed tomatoes (this is the size my Pomi's come in, choose something close)
1 cup instant rice
1- 10oz bag of shredded cabbage or half of a large head, shredded
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, brown your ground chicken.  While it is browning it, add in garlic powder, and onion powder.  When it is completely browned add in tomatoes and chicken stock.  Let simmer for 15 minutes.  Add in instant rice and cabbage.  Turn your burner off and cover for 5 minutes.  Remove lid and stir to completely combine all the ingredients.  Keep warm on low while eating! 

This soup is so light yet filling with the rice.  It is perfect for a light lunch or a starter for multi course dinner.  If you are dieting (oh I hate that word) or just making lifestyle changes, this soup is a great one to add to your quick, easy, and healthy repertoire!  I made this post and it has lasted us 2 days already!  We will finish it up tonight!  Great for work lunches too.  Filling but not so heavy you are going to need to hide at your desk napping!

Enjoy this light and delicious soup my friends!

Your "never enough soup" chefwannabe


  1. I just found you through SYM and LOVE your recipe. Of course, I make something like it, Hamburger Stew with hamburger, carrots,potatoe,etc. I will be trying yours soon. Thanks.

    1. Hello Patty!! I am so glad you found me and you joined up! I have a recipe here for BoyScout Stew, it is a School Lunch Recreation post! It is much like the Hamburger Stew you are speaking of!!! Thanks again for reading!

  2. This looks delicious! I'm not a huge fan of rice, so I'd probably throw some egg or macaroni noodles in. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!