Stuffed cabbage recipe

My grandmother is from Russia. When she came to the United States in the early 1940s, she brought her grandma's recipes. My favorite recipe is her stuffed cabbage recipe. I remember making it with her when I was little in the Lower East Side, where she lived. The recipe is very authentic.

  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 2 ½ cups water, divided
  • ¾ cup uncooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 onions, chopped, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¾ pound ground pork
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs, or as needed (Optional)

Place(s): Russia and New York City
Year: 1940

– Emma J Beckerman

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child