CABBAGE ROLLS (DOLMA’T CHALAMA)
Cabbage Dolma is one of those Assyrian dishes that everyone loves. It also happens to be my daughter’s favorite. There is a problem, however, she likes hers without meat, and I like mine with. Being the nice mom that I am, I usually sacrifice my preference, and make it the way she likes it. If you’re like me, and love your protein, simply replace one cup of rice with 1 pound of finely diced beef or lamb.
This year, I am continuing a tradition that I started five years ago. What tradition you ask? Well, five years ago I came up with the idea of cooking cabbage dolma along with the usual corned beef I prepare on St.Patricks’s Day. Isn’t that clever? As a result, Nena gets her vegetarian dolma, and I get my meat, but on the side. Win-win!