Savory Asian Inspired Fried Cabbage
Tired of old boring cabbage recipes, well here is one that will be a big hit – even with the kids. This recipe is a healthy alternative to fried rice as it tastes very similar. You can choose to have this as a main course by adding some of your favorite chopped meat or ground turkey or have it as a side dish. This recipe goes great with anything and is not limited to eating with other Asian inspired recipes.
Takes no time at all to prepare and can be easily reheated so you can have leftovers for lunch the next day.
Ways to Cook Cabbage
Cabbage is one of those versatile vegetables that can be cook in almost every way imaginable. One traditional method is boiling until tender or used in coleslaw. However, finding a method that will please children and adults alike may not be an easy task. But there is an importance to eating cabbage.
Eating leafy green vegetables is both good for you and low in calories. So trying different methods of cooking this vegetable can be rewarding. Also, depending on the region of the world you live, cabbage is one of those vegetables that are very cheap during certain times of year. Cabbage is also available at local farmers markets and discount stores. The recipe I show below uses many items already in most people’s pantries. So it is very inexpensive to make in large portions.
Health Benefits of Cabbage
- Weight loss – low in calories, fat and high in fiber
- Detoxifies the body – with lots of Vitamin C and sulfur which help to rid the body of toxins
- Regulates blood pressure – the high levels of potassium help to keep blood vessels operating properly and easily distributes blood flow
- Boosts brain power – the vitamin K in cabbage helps to increase mental functioning and concentration
Being health conscious it is important to consider the ingredients and the overall caloric intake of a meal like this. Six cup of cooked cabbage is only 84 calories. 2 eggs are about 156 calories. Choose to omit the egg and the calories can be reduced. 2 tablespoons of olive oil is about 240 calories. 1/2 of diced onion is about 48 calories. The garlic cloves are about 5 calories per clove. Soy sauce depends on the brand but many of them are free of calories. If each ingredient is totaled the overall caloric intake for the entire meal is 533. This recipe yields a serving of 5-6 people for a grand total of 89-106 calories per person. Not bad for such a great tasting dish.
Caloric Breakdown Per Serving
garlic (1 clove)
- 1 bag of coleslaw mix or plain bagged cabbage, about 8-10 cups
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- 1 cube chicken bullion (1tsp powdered bullion)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- low-sodium soy sauce
- Heat skillet and oil on medium-high heat
- Add onions and garlic cook until no longer opaque
- Add cabbage and bullion. Fry for about 4 minutes until the cabbage begins losing its opaque coloring
- While cabbage is still cooking move it to the sides of the pain creating a hole in the center – free of all cabbage
- Pour beaten eggs in the center and allow them to cook. Stir them a bit as if making scrambled eggs
- When eggs are done cooking mix the eggs with the cabbage and add soy sauce
- Enjoy the best tasting cabbage ever
Please try the recipe, rate and comment about your experience. Also I am open to comments on how you changed, altered or increased the health of the recipe.