Updated Feb 6, 2019Chatelaine
- Heat a large deep 10-in. non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then sausage. Cook, stirring often, until crumbly and browned, about 4 min.
- Stir in marinara sauce, water and rice, and reduce heat to medium. Bring to a boil, then boil gently until sauce thickens slightly, about 10 min. Stir in carrot and 1/4 cup basil. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Spread a heaping cup of the sausage mixture on bottom of same frying pan. Cover with 2 to 3 cabbage leaves, cutting to fit pan. Layer with another heaping cup of sausage mixture. Repeat layers, ending with cabbage leaves.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low to maintain simmering liquid. Cover and simmer until rice and cabbage are cooked through, occasionally pressing cabbage down in sauce with a spoon, about 15 min. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup basil. Let stand 5 min before serving.
Kitchen Tip: Keep napa cabbage stems for soups and stir-fries.