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This “rice” dish is good enough to fool anyone. Nobody would guess that the normal rice used in such a dish is replaced with cabbage! I have made this recipe many times over and we just love it. I have tested it out on my family who are not raw food eaters and they had no idea that it didn’t have rice in it. In the picture above be sure to check out those huge cabbage leaves. Here in Alaska we grow BIG cabbages!
Every Wednesday we would go down to the small farmers market and Bob always gave in and would buy one of these cabbages. As gorgeous as they are, two people can only eat so much cabbage before it goes bad. I always laughed when he walked through the door with one of them. That is when this recipe came into play. I sort of felt like Forest Gump and his shrimp recipes. haha
This dish was created to mimic Mexican seasoned rice. I took this recipe from “The Raw Revolution Diet” by Cheri Soria.
One of the greatest joys when creating raw food recipes is experimenting with different ingredients… a practice that I highly encourage. Daily I get questions regarding substitutions. Of course we all might have different dietary needs and tastes which could necessitate altering a recipe. I love to share with you what I create for myself, my husband, friends and family. I spend a lot of time selecting the right ingredients with a particular goal in mind, looking to build a certain flavor and texture.
So as you experiment with substitutions, remember they are what they sound like, they are substitutes for the preferred item. Generally they are not going to behave, taste, or have the same texture as the suggested ingredient. Some may work, and others may not and I can’t promise what the results will be unless I’ve tried them myself. So have fun, don’t be afraid, and remember, substituting is how I discovered many of my unique dishes.