Fried cabbage bowl


1 medium head of cabbage, shredded

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 carrot, grated

1 bell pepper, chopped (any color)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional for a smoky flavor)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup water or vegetable broth

Cooked rice or quinoa, for serving

Fresh herbs like parsley or green onions, for garnish


Prepare the Vegetables:

Wash and chop the onion, garlic, carrot, bell pepper, and shred the cabbage.

Heat the Oil:

In a large skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.

Sauté the Aromatics:

Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onions become translucent and the garlic is fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.

Add the Vegetables:

Stir in the grated carrot and chopped bell pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes until they start to soften.

Cook the Cabbage:

Add the shredded cabbage to the skillet. Stir to mix the vegetables together.


Sprinkle salt, black pepper, and paprika over the vegetables. Stir well to evenly distribute the spices.

Add Liquids:

Pour in the soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and water or vegetable broth. Stir to combine all ingredients.


Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover the skillet. Let the cabbage cook down for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until it is tender and flavorful.


Spoon the fried cabbage over cooked rice or quinoa. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or green onions.

This fried cabbage bowl is versatile and can be customized with additional ingredients such as sautéed bacon bits, smoked sausage, or tofu for added protein. Enjoy your meal!


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