Spicy Cabbage Soup

  • Yield: 6 servings


8cups vegetable, chicken, or turkey stock
1 to 2small jalapenos
8cloves garlic
1pound red cabbage
1pound green cabbage
1cup brown rice
1medium white onion
2small limes zested and juiced
1small lime, wedges for serving
2tablespoons soy sauce, plus more for serving
Salt and pepper to taste
2tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Heat 2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a 6 quart dutch oven over low medium heat. Put the onions in and sweat (no color) for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Keep the heat low, and do not brown the onions.  Add garlic and jalapeno after 10 minutes and sweat for about 5 minutes.  Stir occasionally.
  2. Add broth, bring to a soft boil, then add rice. Return to a soft boil, then reduce to a simmer.  Add lime zest, juice and soy sauce.  Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.  Add the cabbage, cover, and cook  until tender or about 10 minutes. Serve with lime wedges and soy sauce.