Gluten Free,  Plant-Based

Kapuska – Cabbage Brown Rice

Kapuska is a traditional Turkish cuisine whose name is derived from the Russian language word for cabbage. Basically it’s a kind of cabbage and carrot stew. It is cooked in different ways in Turkey: with beans, bulgur, rice, or meat.

Since it’s cabbage season, and it’s everywhere. I thought to make it with brown rice and enjoy the hearty dish in this chilly winter weather.


  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • salt and white pepper to taste


  1. Boil water and cook rice on medium heat until tender for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large pan sauté onions until golden, add cabbage and carrot and stir for 3 minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste and stir. Add seasonings.
  4. Add cooked rice to the pan and mix well. Let rice cook for additional 10 minutes on a very low heat. Serve hot.

Making this recipe? I would love to see it!

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