Red cabbage risotto

Red cabbage risotto

By 05/12/2016

Red cabbage makes you think of Christmas.

In the UK it is infact served with the Christmas turkey dinner: it adds a festive colour to the dish and it is delicious too.

I love it steamed, with raisins and nuts, olive oil, vinegar and a pinch of salt. After dressing it, you will find that its flavour will improve if you leave it in the fridge for a day too.

A very popular dish at this time of year it is also risotto with red cabbage. Very simple, very healthy and so so yummy.

You don't need many ingredients to make this humble and thrifty dish which is always a winner.


  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 18 minutes



Finely chop the onion and the cabbage. In a sauce pan stir fry the onion with 1 tbsp of olive oil, add the rice and toast it well whilst stirring all the time.

Add the white wine and let it evaporate. Turn down the heat, add the cabbage, salt and pepper and then slowly add enough hot broth to cover all the rice.


Keep topping up with the broth as it gets absorbed in the rice. Cook for about 15 minutes or according to packet instructions.

When it is cooked switch off the the heat, add the chopped parsley, a knob of butter, and the parmesan cheese. Stir well.

Serve immediately.

Red cabbage risotto

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11 Responses to Red cabbage risotto

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I had lots of red cabbages last days, but mostly raw. This is so deliciously different. I would love to try some!

  2. Chiara

    bella idea per un risotto gustoso e coloratissimo ! Un abbraccio

  3. Sonia

    Red cabbage is one of my favourites, not only it tastes amazing, but the colour is also fantastic. It’s not something eaten here in Italy during the holidays, but the colour really sends a festive vibe. I ate it yesterday with some basmati rice, but I really like the idea of making a risotto with it. I will try.

  4. La cucina di Molly

    Che delizioso risotto, saporito e colorato, complimenti!
    Buona serata, baci!

  5. Cherished By Me

    Oh wow, what a combination…I love red cabbage and I love rice so definitely going to try this!

  6. speedy70

    Un bellissimo risotto, che bontà!!!

  7. classyflavors

    I would love to try it. It is great idea. Amazing dish:-)

    • Alida

      Thank you!

  8. Alma Vorrei

    Wow! what a colour! Loved this recipe too – very simple. definitely will do again.

  9. Sian Lambert

    Wow … I have never thoughtof making risootto with cabbage, but will certainly be trying this. Looks delicious, and the bowl is very pretty too.

    • Alida

      Thanks Sian. It is a good dish for autumn and winter.

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