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Fragrant vegetable rice with winter cabbage: a touch of Crete in your kitchen!

Discover the flavours of Crete with our fragrant vegetable rice, where winter cabbage plays the main role. This popular and simple recipe brings Mediterranean flair directly to your plate.

Enjoyment meets health: Our fragrant vegetable rice combines taste and nutrients in perfect balance. Rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals - a culinary experience for the body and senses.

The ideal accompaniment: As a main course or side dish - this vegetable rice goes well with many dishes. For an all-round successful taste experience, we recommend combining it with a dry white wine. Bring the taste of Crete into your kitchen.

50 min. preparation time


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil + some oil for serving
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 leek, cut into pieces of about 1 cm
  • 1 small fennel bulb, cut into thin slices
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 kg white cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice or quinoa
  • juice and grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch of fresh dill or fennel, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika spice


  1. Heat the olive oil and fennel seeds in a large saucepan.
  2. Sauté the onion and leek in it.
  3. Add the fennel bulb, carrots and peppers, reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the white cabbage and simmer for another 10 minutes until it begins to shine and reduce.
  5. Add the washed rice, lemon peel and juice, as well as salt, pepper and water. Simmer for 20 minutes on the lowest heat.
  6. Finally, add dill or fennel, and perhaps a little lemon juice and salt.

Serve on a large platter, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika.

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