Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well, and set aside.
Combine sugar and next 8 ingredients in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, stirring frequently until sugar completely dissolves.
Pour dressing over cabbage mixture, and toss gently until all ingredients are coated.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
Toss gently, and serve with a slotted spoon.