Asian Braised Red Cabbage

Asian Braised Red Cabbage


  • 3 Tbsp. canola or peanut oil
  • 1 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 8 cups)
  • *Can substitute green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dry sherry or Chinese rice wine
  • 1 Tbsp. dark sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. five-spice powder (optional)


  1. Heat the canola oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the cabbage and saute until slightly wilted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is completely tender and very flavorful.
  5. Serve Hot.


I love that this recipe makes a lot- that means there are leftovers so I don't have to prepare vegetables later in the week.

Source: Serving up the Harvest, Amanda Chesman 2007

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