Watch This Warm, Filling Rice & Cabbage Soup Come to Life

February 28, 2018

Marcella Hazan, the late doyenne of the Italian kitchen, never seems to fail us. The chef, who made it easier for so many to cook Italian food at home, knew how to simplify a recipe and render it accessible without sacrificing any of its, well, deliciousness. Take, for example, her iconic tomato sauce recipe. With just three ingredients, she was able to weave together a silky, sumptuous pasta topper that ranks as one of our site’s most visited pages.

Right behind that, however, is another Hazan classic: her Rice & Smothered Cabbage Soup. The dish is hauntingly simple in its preparation, with an ingredient list you can tally on one—yes, one!—hand, and is perfect for a cozy dinner at home. Make it before winter sputters out its final, icy breath, and relish in the close of another soup season.

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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.


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It would have been great to have the cook time for the rice. The video shows add broth, add rice, then butter and cheese, and serve.
I think you want to add some time for the rice to cook. Looks delicious!
Riz February 2, 2019
I am confused ! the video shows a good bit of wine being added to the wilted cabbage but the recipe does not call for wine only for 1 tablespoon of vinegar ??