Buttered Cabbage and Rice

20 MINUTE Buttered Cabbage and Rice dinner! This is one of my favorite weeknight recipes that uses sauteed cabbage and peas! It’s a healthy, easy vegetarian meal my entire family loves! You can even use instant rice to make it even more simple!

This is a easy comforting meal filled with healthy vegetables that I hope you’ll love as much as I do.   Right now kids are going back to school, creating havoc on the Fall schedule.  There’s school, sports, activities, homework and there’s also you! Don’t forget to take care of you!  I wanted to create a recipe that would be ready in 20 minutes that is still wholesome with fresh ingredients – a meal you’ll feel good about serving the family. 
Buttered Cabbage and Rice with Peas

The main vegetables in this recipe are cabbage and peas, 2 things that we have in abundance right now in the garden.   I’ve always liked cabbage, but this Summer I turned into a real cabbage lover.  I can’t get enough of it, especially sauteed and buttered!  Yum.

  Our sugar snap peas are coming to a end this season, what’s left is those monster peas that are busting through the pods.  
Fresh Sugar Snap Pea

The recipe calls for 1/2 peas so you can either use frozen peas (cook them first) or you can shell fresh peas.   Use whatever you hand on hand and is easiest.  

Sauteed Cabbage in Pan

This recipe calls for 4 cups of cooked rice, basmati rice is my favorite but you can use any type of white rice.  For those nights where you don’t have extra time you can even use instant rice.

Cooked White Rice in Bowl

Once your cabbage is slightly browned, then add in the rice, stir and you have a delicious 20 minute meal!
Cabbage and Rice in Pan

Hope you enjoy this Buttered Cabbage and Rice meal!
20 MINUTE Buttered Cabbage and Rice dinner! This is one of my favorite weeknight recipes that uses sauteed cabbage and peas! It's a healthy, easy vegetarian meal my entire family loves! You can even use instant rice to make it even more simple!

20 MINUTE Buttered Cabbage and Rice dinner! This is one of my favorite weeknight recipes that uses sauteed cabbage and peas! It's a healthy, easy vegetarian meal my entire family loves! You can even use instant rice to make it even more simple!

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20 MINUTE Buttered Cabbage and Rice dinner! This is one of my favorite weeknight recipes that uses sauteed cabbage and peas! It's a healthy, easy vegetarian meal my entire family loves! You can even use instant rice to make it even more simple!

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Buttered Cabbage and Rice

20 MINUTE Buttered Cabbage and Rice dinner! This is one of my favorite weeknight recipes that uses sauteed cabbage and peas! It's a healthy, easy vegetarian meal my entire family loves! You can even use instant rice to make it even more simple!

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small head cabbage chopped
  • salt + pepper
  • 1/2 cup peas fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups cooked white rice

Instructions

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Add cabbage, salt + pepper to taste. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, allowing cabbage to wilt, browning slightly. Stir it semi often. 

  2. Add peas to pan and cook 5 additional minutes.

  3. Take pan off the stove and add cooked rice, remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and Parmesan cheese to pan. Stir to combine.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

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