Easy Ways to Cook Cabbage!

Easy Ways to Cook Cabbage!

-Cabbage is a versatile vegetable that can
be boiled, steamed, sauteed, or cooked in the microwave. Once you’ve mastered the basics,
you’ll want to try the many side dish and main dish recipes that feature this economical
and nutritious food. Start by selecting a fresh head of cabbage. The most common variety
in American markets is round green cabbage. Look for a head that’s heavy for its size,
brightly colored, and free of brown spots or withered leaves. Remove the loose outer
leaves and rinse the cabbage with water. Use a chef’s knife to slice the cabbage in half
through its core. Slice each half into quarters then use the knife to remove the core from
the wedges. You can cook the cabbage in wedges or coarsely chop it. To chop the cabbage,
place a wedge flat side down and cut it crosswise into 1 quarter inch pieces. You’ll get about
6 cups of chopped cabbage from 1 medium-sized head. To boil cabbage, add it to a pan of
boiling water and cook it uncovered for 2 minutes. This dissipates some of the smelling
gases. Now cover the pan and continue to cook the cabbage until it’s crisp, tender. Allow
3 to 5 minutes for chopped or sliced cabbage and 6 to 8 minutes for wedges. Drain the cabbage
in a colander. To steam cabbage, insert a steamer basket into a saucepan above boiling
water to a level just below the bottom of the basket. Cut the cabbage into wedges and
add them to the steamer basket. Cover the pan and steam until the cabbage is crisp tender.
This will take 10 to 12 minutes. To microwave cabbage, place cabbage wedges or chopped cabbage
in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover the bowl with waxed paper
and microwave it on high until it’s crisp tender. Allow 9 to 11 minutes for cabbage
wedges and 4 to 6 minutes for chopped cabbage. You’ll need to rotate or stir the cabbage
halfway through the cooking time. Lightly season it as you like. To saute cabbage, heat
2 to 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add your desired
amount of chopped cabbage to the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Cook and stir until the
cabbage is crisp tender. This takes 4 to 6 minutes. Once you learn how easy it is to
cook cabbage, you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before.


  1. There's a new law being proposed called Cole's law where you have to buy carrots and mayonnaise with every cabbage.

  2. all good and nice , just the cooking time needs to be longer or an extreme heat needed  because cabbage can be a tuff vegetable to cook  🙂

  3. Sure, cook that cabbage after you've cut it up and then pour the water in the sink 🤣🤣🤣 The vitamins are mostly gone and that water could be used as a base for vegetable soup. These people have no idea about the purpose of cooking vegetables.

  4. Thanks.

    I earlier watched a video saying to cook cabbage for 20 minutes, which is how my mother cooked all green veg and is why nobody liked it.

  5. It may be easy to cook but they don't seem very appetizing. Who wants to eat steamed cabbage by itself? Very bland.

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