How to Make Polish Golumpki Soup

How to Make Polish Golumpki Soup

A traditional Polish recipe, golumpki soup is a perfect dish to enjoy with your friends and family this holiday season. Learn how to prepare golumpki soup and also find the recipe for its healthier version, in this Tastessence article.
Cabbage is Good
Cabbage, a prominent part of the Polish cuisine (also one of the main ingredients of golumpki soup), is very nutritious and a low-calorie food. In fact, a cup of cabbage holds around 15 calories only. Moreover, it is low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and high in dietary fiber, vitamin A, thiamin, vitamin B6, calcium, iron, and magnesium.
Call them Golumpki, golabki, gwumki, halupki, or simply pigs in a blanket (anglicized form), one thing is for sure; they are absolutely delicious! Cabbage leaves are wrapped around spicy, flavored meat with onions and rice. The preparation is steamed and served with tomato sauce. That was a quick recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls, also called golumpki. Here we tell you how to make the Polish Golumpki soup.
It's a delicious and comforting soup, and relatively easy to make. We give you its recipe, some nutritional information, followed by a healthier version of this soup—the Golumpki chicken soup.
Golumpki Soup Recipe
In the mood for some warm and comforting soup? Well, with almost the same ingredients as those of golumpki, you can make golumpki soup.

Ingredients
♨ Beef, ground, 16 oz.
♨ Pork, ground, 8 oz.
♨ Cabbage, chopped, 1
♨ Onion, diced, 1
♨ Rice, uncooked, ½ cup
♨ Tomatoes, diced, 1 can
♨ Beef broth, 4 cups
♨ Flour, 3 tbsp.
♨ Vegetable broth, 2 cups
♨ Tomato paste, 2 tbsp.
♨ Garlic paste, 2 tbsp.
♨ Paprika, 1 tsp.
♨ Thyme, 1 tsp.
♨ Salt and pepper, as required

Method
♨ In a large pan, saute the onion, garlic, beef, and pork. Remove the fat.
♨ Add the chopped cabbage, and cook for a couple of minutes.
♨ Add the flour and cook for two more minutes.
♨ Add all the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil.
♨ Simmer for 30 - 40 minutes.
♨ Serve hot.
Golumpki Soup
Golumpki Soup
Nutritional Information (1 serving/2cups)
Calories: 276.0
Fat: 9.3 g
Sodium: 969.4 mg
Carbohydrates: 33.9 g
Protein: 15.0 g
Golumpki soup is fairly healthy and nutritious, but it can be made healthier by swapping beef and/or pork with chicken, and rice with brown rice. Golumpki chicken soup tastes equally delicious. Here's its recipe.
Golumpki Chicken Soup
Ingredients
♨ Chicken, shredded, 1 ½ cups
♨ Chicken stock, 2 cups
♨ Cabbage, chopped, ½
♨ Rice, uncooked, 1 cup
♨ Onion, diced, 1
♨ Tomatoes, chopped, 1 cup
♨ Carrots, diced, 2
♨ Celery, diced, 2
♨ Parsley, chopped, 3 tbsp.
♨ Olive oil, 2 tbsp.
♨ Paprika, 1 tsp.
♨ Salt, 1 tsp.
♨ Red wine vinegar, 1 tsp.
♨ Black pepper, ½ tsp.
♨ Water, as required

Method
♨ In a large pot, heat the olive oil.
♨ Add the onion, celery, and carrots, and saute till cooked.
♨ Then add the cabbage. Saute till it softens.
♨ Add the tomatoes, chicken, and stock. Let it simmer.
♨ Add the rice, as it starts boiling.
♨ As the rice starts cooking, add paprika, salt, and pepper.
♨ Once the rice has cooked, add the vinegar.
♨ Your healthy chicken golumpki soup is ready.
♨ Garnish with parsley and enjoy hot!
Golumpki Chicken Soup
Golumpki Chicken Soup