Mihshi Malfoof

mihshi malfoof
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Cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and meat and cooked in a garlic - lemon stock. Although making cabbage rolls takes a bit more time, it's worth every minute. Try this recipe and share it with your beloveds. 


Preparing Cabbage

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Preparing the Cabbage:

  1. Wash cabbage and trim its stem.
  2. Fill a half of a large pot (larger than the cabbage) with water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the Cabbage (stem - side down). Turn the heat down to low.
  4. The Goal is to loosen cabbage leaves with heat, and to be able to take them off one after another. 
  5. Check every minute or so to see if you can take some off. Do not let the leaves cook, you just want them to loosen up and strip them off.
  6. When all cabbage leaves are stripped, blench them for a couple of minutes in a boiling water until they are tender and rollable.
  7. Drain and rinse with very cold water, set aside. 


  1. In a bowl, soak rice with boiling water. set aside for 7 minutes.
  2. Wash rice in cold water and drain.
  3. Add meat, clarified butter, salt, and spices to the rice and mix well using your hands. 

Rolling Cabbage:

  1. Cut the large leaves in half or more.
  2. Discard the ribs.
  3. Take one cabbage leaf and spread it on a tray with rough side up.
  4. Add 1 to 2 tablespoon of stuffing to the leaf in a parallel line with the leaf ribs.
  5. leave about one inch margine of both sides.
  6. Roll the leaf tightly and put it aside. 
  7. Repeat of all remaining leaves.


  1. Arrange potatoes at the bottom of a pot.
  2. Arrange some of the ribs.
  3. Arrange rolls over and sprinkle garlic cloves betwen layers. 
  4. Cover with water and add cumin, salt and pepper.
  5. press the rolls with a plate ( a little bit smaller than the pot).
  6. Bring to a boil. Cover, turn the heat down to medium - low and simmer. 
  7. Check if done after 30 - 45 minutes.
  8. Add lemon 15 minutes before cabbage is done. 
  9. Serve hot.