Recipe needed vegan stuffed cabbage
Looking for a vegan stuffed cabbage recipe for passover ( no beans). My big question is if I use quinoa should I cook it first or use raw quinoa? I am inclined to use raw, and go with the cooks illustrated method, rinse, dry, toast- stuff. Sweet & sour sauce, slow cook.
I would definitely cook the quinoa first, but then again, undercooked grains are one of my pet peeves. If they didn't get enough moisture during cooking, there would be no way to remedy that problem at the end. Also I suggest that you freeze the cabbage first. When you thaw it, the leaves are nice and soft - saves the tedious and messy step of boiling the whole head of cabbage.
I prefer partially cooking grains for stuff like this - it's easy to end up with undercooked grains and a dry dish if you don't have enough moisture.
Cook it first. You can use plain quinoa, a traditional red, sweet and sour sauce is pretty flavorful and it makes a delicious vegan dish.
Or you can mix the quinoa with caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms and pine nuts for a filling rich and flavorful enough to stand up to a more subtle sauce.