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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Food on Friday - Cabbage and Rice (Guest Post by Mindie)

Welcome to Food on Friday! On the last Friday of each month, I am spotlighting other bloggers and their wonderful recipes. If you are interested in being a featured blogger, please email me at or leave a comment below.

This month's featured blogger is my friend Mindie from The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl.
On a 1/4 acre in a VERY small town lives a slightly deranged woman who never thought she would be a Farm Girl again, then her son asked for a chicken! So began The (mis)Adventures of a “Born Again“ Farm Girl.

Hi, my name is Mindie and I quickly realized my rebirth went much deeper then a few hens ….. It awoke a desire in me to do more, ourselves, for our family…. To learn the “old ways” of doing things. We raise chickens, ducks and rabbits, garden and can, tap our maple trees for syrup, cure our own hams, make lard and our own bacon! This spring we will be adding bee hives as well! It is never a dull moment here in Michigan with my hubby and two country kids.

There are days, when you just don’t feel like pulling out all the stops in the kitchen. There are days when the extra mile, well frankly, is just too far. On those days, I just want to get food on the table, quickly, with very little work. But I also want those meals to taste good and be good for us.

This is one of my “go to” recipes when I am just not feeling like slaving my hind end off. I am not really sure what to call this dish.... in our house we simply call it “cabbage and rice.” Yes there is ground beef in there too, but frankly it just sound weird to list of all the ingredients as the name. Yes, you read that right…. There are just three ingredients in this dish (well salt and pepper but those are spices, right?)

You might hate me because we do not have set amounts for each ingredient in this dish. Some nights we only have a little beef on hand. Some nights we have a whole head of cabbage. My hubby would put a whole cow in if I let him (and he does when he makes it) where as I like a nice balance of all three ingredients. So use your judgment and put the amount in YOU like.

Start by browning the ground beef in a pan while the rice cooks (cook your rice per the package instructions.) Once the ground beef is browned (or if you're a vegetarian, you can leave it out) we use a cheese grater to shred up either a whole small cabbage or 1/2 of a large head and throw it in with the meat to cook down and become tender. Once your rice is done, throw that in the pan with the beef and cabbage, with a little salt and pepper and remove it from the heat. Stir it all together and let it sit for about 5 minutes so everything can share flavors and you're done.

Yes, you read that right… YOU'RE DONE!!! Dinner is ready and you didn’t even have to slave over a hot stove for hours. Ahhh I love a simple recipe that can fill the family with yummy goodness and doesn’t require me to go all out on those days when I just don’t have it in me. But you don’t have to let your family know how easy it was to pull off! *wink*

You can get to know Mindie better by visiting her at her Social Media homes.

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