Stir-Fried Cabbage

Servings: 5 ⟩⟩ Serving size: 1 cup

You will need
  • 1 medium head of cabbage, cored and sliced
  • 1 small bell pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 reduced-sodium chicken or beef bouillon cube
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Shopping list
  • Medium head of cabbage
  • Small bell pepper
  • Medium onion
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Reduced-sodium chicken or beef bouillon cube
  • Black pepper
Nutrients per serving
  • Calories 80
  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 135mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 17g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 3g
What to do
  1. Mix cabbage, bell pepper (optional) and onion in bowl.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cabbage mixture and stir-fry for about 1 minute.
  3. Immediately add garlic powder, bouillon cube and water. Cover pan.
  4. When water comes to boil, turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add black pepper.
  5. Serve immediately for best taste.
Eat healthy on a budget
  • Cabbage is rich in vitamin C; 1 cup shredded raw cabbage (green) has 25mg (42% daily value) of vitamin C. The longer cabbage is stored, the more vitamin C is lost. Use small amount of water to cook cabbage, as some vitamins are lost in the water.
  • Tips for shopping for cabbage:
    • Look for heavy, well-trimmed heads that are solid.
    • Leaves should be crisp, and stem end should be dry.
    • Avoid decayed, burst or broken heads. Cabbage is not fresh when leaves are yellowed and wilted.
Be food safe
  • Wash cabbage and other produce under cool running water. This process is more effective than soaking produce in sink of water.
  • Use plain, clean water. Don’t use soap, detergent or bleach to clean produce. Fruit and vegetable washes sold in stores are expensive and unnecessary.
  • Keep cabbage fresh longer by:
    • Storing in refrigerator
    • Keeping wrapped or buying inexpensive plastic lettuce container
    • Using portions of head of cabbage within couple of days