Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Chicken

Cabbage rolls can be prepared using a variety of fillings. Here the crispy cabbage leaves are wrapped around the juicy chicken stuffing.

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Chicken
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Rice, chicken pieces, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Chicken
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 31 minutes
Total Time: 9 hours 51 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 2 cup water divided
  • 1(3-pound) head cabbage
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 9 ounces ground beef
  • 9 ounce ground pork
  • to taste salt
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans tomato sauce divided
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Arrange a steamer trivet in the bottom of Instant Pot and pour 1½ cups of the water.
  • Remove the tough outer leaves and core from cabbage head.
  • Place the cabbage head on top of the trivet, core-side down.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 9 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, add the remaining water and rice and set aside for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain the rice well.
  • In a large bowl, add 1/3 cup of tomato sauce from 1 can.
  • Add the rice, meat, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and black pepper and mix well.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a “Quick” release.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and transfer the cabbage head on a platter.
  • Carefully, separate the leaves from cooked cabbage head leaves and then remove the tough veins.
  • Place a cabbage leaf onto a smooth surface.
  • Place about 2 tablespoons of meat mixture onto leaf and roll up, tucking in the sides.
  • Repeat with the remaining leaves and meat mixture.
  • Remove the trivet from bottom of Instant Pot and drain the water.
  • In the bottom of Instant Pot, place the remaining tomato sauce from the opened can and 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well.
  • Arrange the trivet over tomato sauce.
  • Arrange the first layer of rolled leaves on top of trivet, facing the same way.
  • Now, arrange the second layer facing the opposite way.
  • Place the remaining can of tomato sauce over the rolls evenly.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Select “Stew/Meat” and just use the default time of 22 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a “Natural” release for about 10 minutes and then, allow a “Quick” release.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and serve warm.
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