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Cabbage rice served in a white plate

Cabbage rice

Cabbage rice is an Indian-style vegan rice recipe that's very easy to make and gets ready in less than 30 minutes. If you are looking for ideas to use leftover rice, this cabbage-fried rice is perfect for you.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 263kcal


  • Cooking pot/ wok


  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 1 medium-sized red onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 stalks spring onion greens finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 green chili pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper adjust to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When the seeds start spluttering, add ginger, garlic, green chili, and onion. Saute until the onion turns translucent.
  • Add green peas and cook for 4-5 minutes. Keep on stirring in between.
  • Next, add cabbage and saute on medium flame until it's cooked but still crunchy
  • Add spring onion,cilantro, salt, and pepper. Cook for a minute.
  • Add cooked rice and stir until everything gets combined. Switch off the stove.
  • Finally, add lime juice and mix. Enjoy!


  1. Use leftover rice to make this or any fried rice dish.
  2. Long or medium-sized rice grains are the best for cabbage rice.
  3. Thinly shred cabbage, it will get cooked faster.
  4. Don't overcook the cabbage, it should be cooked but remain crunchy.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg