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Roasted Cabbage Bowls With Quinoa and Soft-Boiled Eggs

Roasted Cabbage Bowls With Quinoa and Soft-Boiled Eggs 2.000

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Eat Voraciously Newsletter Feb 2, 2023

Nutty quinoa dotted with raisins, roasted cabbage and soft-boiled eggs form a simple meal that works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This recipe intentionally makes lots of extra cabbage, so you can use it in meals throughout the week. Add it to salads or soups, use it as a side for sauteed fish or roasted chicken, stuff it into a wrap or serve it with rice and a protein.

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Active time: 20 mins; Total time: 35 mins

Storage Notes: Refrigerate leftovers separately for up to 4 days.


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Tested size: 2 servings

  • For the cabbage
  • 1 small head cabbage (2 pounds), any kind, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • For the quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, preferably red
  • 1/3 cup raisins, preferably golden
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Furikake, for serving


Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees.

Spread the cabbage on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Season with a few grinds of black pepper, toss lightly and place in the oven. Roast for 15 minutes. Using tongs, toss the cabbage a bit, and then roast for another 10 minutes, or until some of the cabbage is wilted and silky and some is crisp and brown.

Make the quinoa: Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over high heat, combine the water, quinoa, raisins and salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and decrease the heat to the lowest setting. Cook until the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep covered.

Bring a small saucepan of water deep enough to cover two eggs to a boil over high heat. Add the eggs to the water and cook to your liking: 6 minutes for soft-boiled, 8 minutes for hard-boiled. Drain, rinse the eggs under cold water until cool enough to handle, then peel and halve.

When ready to serve, toss the quinoa with the vinegar and portion about 1 cup of quinoa mixture per bowl. Top with about 1 cup of cabbage and a halved egg. Sprinkle with the furikake, and serve.

Recipe Source

Cabbage recipe adapted from writer Julia Bainbridge, author of “Good Drinks.”

Tested by G. Daniela Galarza.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (1 cup quinoa, 1 cup cabbage, 1 egg): 547

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 21g 32%

Saturated Fat: 4g 20%

Cholesterol: 186mg 62%

Sodium: 602mg 25%

Total Carbohydrates: 76g 25%

Dietary Fiber: 16g 64%

Sugar: 31g

Protein: 19g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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