Cabbage Box (Kaalilaatikko)

A tasty Finnish casserole of cabbage and minced meat.


  • oil spray
  • 75 g onion (approx, chopped)
  • 300 g white cabbage (finely chopped)
  • 150 g lean beef mince
  • 50 g rice (before cooking)
  • 0.50 beef stock cube
  • black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 50 ml low fat milk
  • 20 g low fat cheese grated (no more than 60kcal for 20g)


  1. Use spray oil to oil the wok or non-stick pan
  2. Add finely cut cabbage and a little bit of hot water from the kettle
  3. Add chopped onion, mince meat, ½ beef stock cube and black pepper
  4. Stir frequently and let all the ingredients cook until soft.
  5. In a separate saucepan cook the rice. When rice is soft add to the cabbage mixture.
  6. Slightly oil an oven dish and pour the cooked cabbage mince/rice mixture in it.
  7. In a deep plate mix egg and milk together and pour over the cabbage mixture.
  8. Sprinkle the cheese over this and place the dish in an oven 200 degrees celsius for 10min until cheese has gained nice brownish colour.


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