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Savory Asian Inspired Fried Cabbage

Updated on September 18, 2014


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.

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Ways to Cook Cabbage

  • Boiled
  • Braised
  • Soups
  • Coleslaw
  • Fried

About 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

Caloric Intake

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

5 servings
6 servings
olive oil
garlic (1 clove)
1/2 Onion
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 5-6
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  • 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


  1. Heat skillet and oil on medium-high heat
  2. Add onions and garlic cook until no longer opaque
  3. Add cabbage and bullion. Fry for about 4 minutes until the cabbage begins losing its opaque coloring
  4. While cabbage is still cooking move it to the sides of the pain creating a hole in the center – free of all cabbage
  5. Pour beaten eggs in the center and allow them to cook. Stir them a bit as if making scrambled eggs
  6. When eggs are done cooking mix the eggs with the cabbage and add soy sauce
  7. Enjoy the best tasting cabbage ever
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Final Thoughts

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.



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    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you ologsinquito for the comment. I will try ginger next time since that sounds really tasty.

    • ologsinquito profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      The only way I like cabbage is as cole slaw or fried. I do something similar with ginger instead of garlic.

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Hi Raine thanks for the exposure. I do serve it with most anything, either American or Asian influenced meals, it is very versatile.

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      Raine Law Yuen 

      4 years ago from Cape Town

      I was going through my profile to catch up with my followers and also trying to get to grips with g+ - see you also have it on your profile. I have just installed it on mine - so pretty please if any of my writings appealed to you can you pleese give me the +1 - if you would be a follower as well on my google + it would be great.

      I'm going to try this recipe. Do you serve it with anything?

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thanks Victoria Lynn for the recognition

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      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Another way to make cabbage--great idea! Pinning!

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Hi Better Yourself thanks for the comment. I use the bullion for flavor so you can definitely replace it with your choice of spices.

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      Better Yourself 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      YUMMM!!!! I cannot wait to try this, will have to find an alternative for the chicken bullion cube. Thanks for sharing!

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you Kierstin, put down that burrito and take on something healthier :)

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you PurvisBobbi44 I am glad that you can use this to spruce up your old time favorite.

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you Kl Klein hope you enjoy.

    • Kierstin Gunsberg profile image

      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      4 years ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Uh, YUM! This is making me seriously not in the mood for my burrito, haha. Sharing :)

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image


      4 years ago from Florida


      Thanks for a new way of cooking one of my old favorite veggies. I will try this one for sure.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Krissa Klein 

      4 years ago from California

      That looks really good. Going to bookmark it to try next week!

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you bluebird. Hope you enjoy the recipe. A great way to add veggies to your diet.

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      4 years ago

      This caught my eye as I am an avid cabbage lover! I look forward to trying it soon and will get back with you. Thanks for sharing the idea of Asian cabbage stirfry AND the cute picture of the "eggs in the nest" or "grapes in the slaw"! I enjoyed your hub and especially that picture.

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Hi Vocalcoach, thank you for looking at some of my work. I love this recipe and I don't feel that omitting the eggs would change anything. Personally I just use the eggs in an attempt to mimic the taste of fried rice, but no egg tastes great too.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I love cabbage and have been searching for a new recipe when I came across a notice telling me that you are following me. Perfect timing. What will happen if I omit the eggs? I'm a vegetarian :)

      Sharing and thanks.

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you word55 for the comment. Sorry HP didn't attach your recipe I will have to look at it.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Um mdscoggins, I'm surprised that my vegan cabbage recipe wasn't among the others at the bottom of your hub. Our nutrition values are close. Anyway, your recipe sounds good as well. I will try it. Thanks for sharing!

    • mdscoggins profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Scoggins 

      4 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thanks Peggy!! I have been making this a long time and it never lasts the kids eat it right up :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Yum! This sounds delicious with the addition of the onions and garlic and then the egg for some protein. Will be trying this! Pinning to my veggies board.


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