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Cabbage Rolls With I Don't Hate Sauerkraut Anymore

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Ingredients
  Green cabbage leaves 12 (Unblemished Leaves)
  Hot italian turkey sausage 6 Ounce, casing removed
  Water 3 Tablespoon
  Thinly sliced green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Green And White Parts)
  Cooked white rice 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Sauerkraut 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), rinsed, drained, and squeezed dry
  Egg whites 2 Large
  Golden raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned stewed tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce, coarsely chopped (1 Can)
  Tomato paste 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add cabbage leaves, 2 or 3 at a time. Press down into water with wooden spoon. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until pliable. Remove with tongs to colander. Cool under cold tap water. Drain between sheets of paper towel. Repeat with remaining leaves.
2. In large nonstick skillet place sausage with 1 tablespoon water. Cook over medium heat, 6 to 8 minutes or until cooked through, breaking up sausage into chunks with wooden spoon. If skillet gets dry, add another tablespoon water. Stir in green onion and 1 more tablespoon water. Cook, stirring, 1 minute or until green onion is softened. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. When cool enough to handle, crumble sausage as finely as possible.
3. Add cooked rice, sauerkraut, egg whites, raisins, and A cup stewed tomatoes to sausage mixture.
4. Preheat oven to 375°.
5. From bottom of one prepared cabbage leaf, cut out thick part of core. Trim end straight. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of filling on lower half of leaf. Fold end of leaf over filling. Fold sides over and roll leaf up firmly. If leaf is very large, trim off some of top. Place roll, seam side down, in 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Repeat with remaining leaves and filling.
6. In small bowl combine remaining stewed tomatoes and tomato paste. Pour over cabbage rolls. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
7. Bake 45 minutes or until bubbly and rolls are tender when poked with fork.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Cabbage
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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