Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mmmm...comfort food

Onions. Cabbage. Noodles. Butter. Who knew that such homely, unassuming ingredients could make a dish that's unbelievably delicious and comforting? This is my favorite go-to dinner now. So satisfying and filling. And I didn't even think I liked cabbage until this week. Yay for broadening horizons!

Rustic Noodles & Cabbage
from NJ Munson's kitchen

1/2 lb (1/2 pkg) brown rice fettucine
(or your pasta of choice)
1 medium yellow onion
1/4-1/2 medium head green cabbage
2-3 T butter (optional, but good!)
Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

1. First, get your noodles ready. Pop 'em in a pot of boiling, salted water. They'll cook for about 10-15 minutes.
2. Next, chop your onion in a medium dice and toss it in a saucepan with a few glugs of olive oil. Stir, then let cook over medium heat while you chop your cabbage.
3. Take a head of cabbage & cut it into quarters. Remove the core & trash it. Take off any loose or wilted outer leaves and trash them, too. Chop 1 or 2 quarters of cabbage into fairly small pieces. Toss 'em in the saucepan with the onions and let them cook down, stirring every few minutes. Throw in some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Keep cooking & stirring until the veggies are soft and browned in spots.
4. Once your noodles are soft enough for you, drain them in a colander and rinse with cool water.
5. Dump the noodles into the pan with the veggies and stir to combine. Add 2-3 tablespoons of butter (if using) and stir until it's melted and coating everything. Taste and add salt if necessary.
6. Devour!

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