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Sunday, 5 February 2017

BABA ANNA LESCHYSHYN'S FAMILY TREE . . . and HOLUBTSI with Meat Filling



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HOLUBTSI with Meat and Rice Filling

            From TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN COOKERY by Savella Stechishin


1 cup rice
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp salt
1 medium onion (about 6 ounces)
4 tablespoons fat  (I used duck fat)
½ pound ground pork
½ pound ground beef
1 egg
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

*Wash the rice until the water comes off clear. 
*Put rice in a frying pan.  Pour on boiling water.  Stir in 1 tsp salt.  Bring to brisk boil and let it cook 1 minute.  Cover, turn off the heat, and let it stand until the water is absorbed.  The rice will be only partially cooked.  This is the way it should be.
*Chop onion finely.  Cook it in fat until tender.  Add pork and beef and stir until lightly browned. 
*Stir in the rice and allow to cool.
*Stir in egg, salt, and pepper.


*Stuff cabbage leaves.  I used an unsoured head and added vinegar when cooking.  For cooking the cabbage head see http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.ca/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-part-ii-and-my.html

For cooking holubtsi see  http://eleanorstadnyk.blogspot.com/2013/12/mary-stadnyks-holubtsi-by-request.html

Bryan LOVED these holubtsi with the meat.