Cabbage & Rice Casserole
1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped white button mushrooms
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chopped green cabbage
1 cup cooked brown or wild rice
Put diced tomatoes in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Set aside. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Stir in garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Steam cabbage 8-10 minutes or until tender crisp (or add cabbage to boiling water, and cook 5-7 minutes). Lightly spray or rub an 9”x13” baking dish with olive oil, and cover bottom of dish with cooked cabbage. Place rice and beans on top of cabbage. Pour tomato sauce over all. Bake 20 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)