Ukrainian cabbage rolls, or holubtsi, are a beloved traditional dish that is typically served during holidays or special occasions. This hearty and satisfying dish is made by stuffing boiled cabbage leaves with a mixture of ground meat (usually beef or pork), rice, onions, garlic, and spices, then baking them in a flavorful tomato-based sauce.

The filling for Ukrainian cabbage rolls can be customized to include additional vegetables such as carrots or bell peppers, and some recipes may incorporate sour cream or sauerkraut for added tanginess. This versatile dish is a staple of Ukrainian cuisine and is enjoyed by many around the world.

Whether you’re looking to try a new recipe or to enjoy a comforting classic, Ukrainian cabbage rolls are a delicious and nutritious option to consider. So why not add this flavourful dish to your culinary repertoire and experience the rich flavours of Ukrainian cuisine?


  • 10 leaves of cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 150 g. of stuffing
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt, black pepper q.b.
  • 200 g. of rice


  • Separate the cabbage leaves.
  • Cover them with water in a saucepan and cook for 5 minutes
  • Pour rice into a saucepan, cover with water, cook for about 6 minutes.
  • Grate the carrots on a medium grater
  • Fry in a pan with chopped onions. Turn off the heat and then add rice and minced meat.
  • If the leaves are too large, divide them into 2 halves. Put the filling on the leaf and wrap it in a roll
  • Put all rolls in a big bowl, cover with water and cook for 1 hour. During cooking add tomatoes souse.

Where to eat out in London and eat Ukrainian food:

There are a few places in London where you can find Ukrainian food:

  1. Ukrainian Kitchen – Located in Notting Hill, Ukrainian Kitchen offers a range of traditional Ukrainian dishes such as borscht, varenyky (dumplings), and holubtsi (cabbage rolls).
  2. The Ukrainian Club – The Ukrainian Club in Holland Park hosts regular events and pop-ups featuring Ukrainian food, so it’s worth checking their schedule to see if there’s anything coming up.
  3. Ukrainian Canteen – Located in the Boxpark food hall in Shoreditch, Ukrainian Canteen serves up a range of traditional Ukrainian dishes, including varenyky and borscht.

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