Cabbage Rolls

By March 20, 2012

Submitted by Ron V.

Contents and Measurments:

  • 1 Large head of green cabbage.
  • 1 1/2 pounds Hamburger. Good grade.
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup Minute Rice
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes


  • Dip cabbage in hot water to wilt. Separate into leaves for rolling.
  • Combine ingredients, burger, salt, pepper, rice cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Place about two tablespoons mixture onto leaf. Roll, tucking in the ends.
  • Place into pressure cooker. When all are rolled, pour the canned tomato over all. Press the Instant Pot “Manual” button and “-” to reduce time to 15 minutes. “Natural release” (let the pot rest after cooking cycle completes, until pressure falls and lid can be opened).

Very good! Family looks forward to this dish any time of the year!

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12 Responses to “Cabbage Rolls”

  1. Edie Hippern says:

    I have to say that when I saw Minute Rice I almost didn’t continue. Who in this day and age eats that garbage. Made with converted, added onion and green pepper finely chopped, tomato sauce with brown sugar and worcestershire and more spice.It turned out lovely.


  2. Marion says:

    Do I put the minute rice in raw or cooked ?


  3. Eric says:

    Is the hamburger meat raw?


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  4. Helen says:

    I made these today with minor variations (used regular uncooked rice instead of instant, added cumin, used pork because my guest cannot digest beef).

    But 90% the same.

    My guest, who is a chef, said they were better than his cabbage rolls and asked me for the recipe.

    I will put a bit more spice in next time, but they were very very good and the texture of the cabbage and filling were perfect which is more than half the battle.



  5. Lori P says:

    I would assume that recipes by “Instant Pot Staff” would provide instructions using the “Instant Pot” settings. I really find it odd that you don’t. I’m kind of regretting buying the Instant Pot because the settings don’t easily translate to general pressure cooker recipes.


    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    Hi Lori,

    The recipe has been corrected using the Instant Pot setting.


  6. Olga says:

    Hi guys

    What programm you set for cabbage rolls? or manual?


    Kat Reply:

    Recipe says Manual and set the time for 15 minutes.


  7. Kristine Ryan says:

    Delicious and so easy! used what I had on hand, Savoy cabbage and canned spaghetti sauce. Electric pressure cooker, 14 minutes.


  8. Darren Sturek says:

    Hi, i am confused…. when you say in your recipe: “Set at 15 pounds, and when pressure reached, cook for 13 minutes.” how do you set at 15 pounds? i am assuming you guys are using Instant Pot pressure cooker. I just bought the IP LUX60 and there isn’t anywhere to set PSI. I also maybe can find out how long does it take to let the pressure off naturally in the IP LUX60 as some recipes call for that. Thank you


    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    It’s true that you cannot set PSI on Instant Pot. For that description, you can do so by cook about 10~20% longer, i.e. 15 minutes instead of 13.


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