Cabbage Rice Recipe | Variety Rice Recipes | Lunch Box recipes


Cabbage rice is one of the super hit recipes in our home. I tried this for the first time very casually with cabbage and capsicum. Everyone loved it very much. So, I thought of sharing the recipe of this simple and easy cabbage rice. An easy and healthy lunch box recipe prepared mainly with cooked rice and shredded cabbage. It is an ideal recipe if you have some leftover rice with some unattended cabbage in your fridge, resulting in a spicy flavoured rice recipe.

Cabbage rice with step-by-step photos. This is a mildly spiced and delicious Indian style cabbage fried rice made with shredded cabbage, basmati rice, onions spices and herbs. Pair it with an Indian pickle or raita for a comforting meal.  Fried rice or veg rice or veg pulao are a nice lunch option most of the times in our busy lives. In fact, if you have some left over rice you can easily create your signature recipe of a fried rice. Usually when I cook fried rice, I cook the rice first, cool the rice grains and add to the fried veggies.  You can add veggies like carrot, capsicum or cooked green peas. This will make the cabbage rice healthier and more flavourful. It’s a very simple rice dish and goes well with every curry, dal, or just raita.

Coming to the facts of cabbage and health beneficial points, Cabbage is a leafy vegetable of the Brassica family, which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, and it’s one of the oldest known vegetables, dating as far back as 4,000 B.C. in China. It comes in several varieties—green, red, and savoy—which can be eaten raw* or cooked, thrown in a soup, tossed in a salad or stir fry, topped on fish tacos, or simply just steamed by itself.

Cabbage fried rice is a variation of the Classic Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice. But this is made with plenty of cabbage as it is the star ingredient of the dish. Stir fried cabbage, garlic and chilies impart a magical flavor to this cabbage rice.

If you want to improve your digestive health, fiber-rich cabbage is the way to go. This crunchy vegetable is full of gut-friendly insoluble fiber, a type of carbohydrate that can’t be broken down in the intestines.

Cabbage is a really healthy type of cruciferous vegetable, just like broccoli. It is considered to be a liver-friendly food because it contains a high concentration of phytonutrients, chemical compounds that are amazing when it comes to helping the liver flush dangerous toxins out of the blood. Studies show those who consume cabbage regularly have the least risk for developing diabetes.

The inexpensiveness and health benefits of cabbage earned it its nickname “drug of the poor” during the Middle Ages. If you are truly trying to improve your diet, adding this cruciferous vegetable to your meal plan is a good place to start.  

This easy-to-prepare rice dish takes less than 30 mins to prepare and good lunchbox recipe for kids and adults.

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Cabbage Rice Recipe | Variety Rice Recipes | Lunch Box recipes

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Heat the pan with oil.

  2. Add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chilli.

  3. Firstly, sauté ginger and garlic for a minute.

  4. Then add green chillies and onion sauté for a minute.

  5. Add chopped capsicum.

  6. Add salt to this cabbage rice. sauté till capsicum get half cooked.

  7. Add chopped cabbage.

  8. Sauté everything in oil itself in medium flame. Do not add water.

  9. Add cumin powder.

  10. Add soya Sause (optional).

  11. Add precooked rice.

  12. Add black pepper powder.

  13. Toss rice and veggies in high flame.

  14. Yummy cabbage rice is now ready.


  • Add veggies like carrot, capsicum or cooked green peas. This will make the cabbage rice healthier and more flavourful.
  • This recipe can be scaled as per your requirements.
  • Instead of any non-sticky variety of long-grained rice. you can also use basmati rice.
  • Use dry rice or leftover rice to prepare this recipe. Freshly prepared steam rice may contain moisture and hence the end result may be sticky and may reduce the spice and taste level. 
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Gomathi Ramesh

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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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