When you feel lazy, make a casserole.

 rice and cabbage casserole

 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)


  1. Do you think that instead of cabbage (which I’m not so sure about), I could use spaghetti squash here?

  2. Absolutely! It would be great on spaghetti squash. You are becoming a big fan, aren’t you? 🙂 ha ha

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  4. Lora Edwards says:

    Would the cabbage not cook completely if you skipped the precooking part and just mixed it raw and baked? I worry it would become mushy?

  5. Danielle Pritchett says:

    Could I use stewed tomatoes instead? I don’t have a food processor.

    • Sure! Tomatoes in any form will work just fine. If you want to eliminate the tomato “chunks” in stewed tomatoes, you can always mash them. Or just have them as is! Thanks for your question.

  6. My daughter and I are about to start our first fast. My husband and two younger children will not be doing the fast with us. I am trying to make up some recipes ahead of time so that I can just pull something out for her and I while I am making dinner for the rest of my family. I was wondering if this recipe and the taco soup could be frozen.

  7. Kristen,

    On January 1st my husband and I started a partial Daniel Fast for spiritual, as well as health reasons. I spent New Years Eve searching for recipes that were fairly simple. I don’t like to cook, and I don’t like to be extremely hungry. This recipe was just what I was looking for!! It is fairly simple to make, and it is absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!!!! I would recommend it to anyone – fasting or not. The absurd thing about this is . . . I thought I hated beans and cabbage!! Go figure!! Another odd little note, my husband and I thought it tasted like it had a little parmesan cheese it in and there isn’t any cheese at all in it. I believe this was just a little bonus, or maybe a heavenly reward for my sacrifice of giving up sugar, processed foods, white flour, caffeine, carbonation, red meat, pork, and anything junk food. Love this recipe! Keep them coming!!!!

    • Tina, I love success stories! Thanks for sharing. I especially like the part about the Parmesan cheese. 🙂 That’s funny! YOur taste buds are already being healed! I’m so glad you are trusting God to help you make healthier food choices. May He continue to pour out His favor on you both as you press on to know Him!

  8. Hi there. I am loving your recipes! Just a quick question, is it ok to use salt & canned vegetables on a Daniels fast?

  9. Lorraine Jacques says:

    Today is day 20 for me on the Daniel fast and I feel really good. I tried this recipe today and it is really good and filling. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this one. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. My finished the Daniel fast and my husband and I liked this recipe so much we are making it again. Thanks Kristen. God Bless

  11. Very good. I used red cabbage & added cumin & a can of chipotle peppers with the tomatoes. Gave it a spicy, smoky flavor.

  12. Tracy Ison says:

    My family didn’t think they would like this but after trying it we have no leftover!! Its a keeper: )

  13. I just made this recipe tonight. I doubled it so that I could put one in the freezer for another night. I am so thankful I did because we loved it.

  14. I don’t have a blender but a Nutra bullet…can I use that?

  15. I made this recipe for the first time…. I absolutely loved it! The only thing I did different was, I cooked the wild rice before hand – since for me, it takes so long to cook. It was amazing- I am so glad I found this site.

  16. Angelique says:

    Just made it today. Delicious! I am a cooking novice! I messed up a little. Didn’t read that I had to cut the cabbage. Didn’t have oregano or black beans lol but it was still easy to make and great to the palate! If I can do this, then ANYONE can do this! It was so tasty that I got two (2) servings! I’m on Day 2 of the Daniel Fast and I am so blessed to have found this site! Thank you!

    • Angelique says:

      Forgot to add that I didn’t have canned, diced tomatoes. I used cherry tomatoes and cut them up as small as I could. I also added a pack of McCormick all natural Sicilian Chicken w / tomato, garlic and basil sauce. No sugar was in it. YUMMY!

      • So glad you liked it!

        • Having leftovers right now! LOL. I also want to add that the McCormick’s sauce had distilled vinegar in it so that might disqualify it from being a Daniel Fast friendly sauce. Just wanted to disclose that in case someone wanted to run to the store to get it.

  17. Stephanie says:

    Hi. I want to let you know that your recipes have been a blessing to me. This is my second time doing the Daniel fast and I would not have made it without your recipes. I made this dish twice last year, I was wondering if I could use quinoa instead of brown rice.

    • Hi, Stephanie! Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m glad you’re doing the Daniel Fast again. May the Lord bless you abundantly as you seek Him! (And, yes, you can use quinoa!)

  18. Barbara Sands says:

    Your website has made fasting soooo easy this year. Our Church has a corporate fast every year. We didn’t get started until the second Sunday this year so we have a few more days to go. My husband said he would like to add some of the recipes into our regular eating recipes. I agreed with him. Thank you so very much!!!!!

    • Hi, Barbara! I’m so glad you’ve been blessed by the information on the website! Thank you for your kind comments. I pray God will continue to strengthen you and your church with His power as you seek Him!