Time for another Croatian specialty – “Sarma” aka cabbage rolls in a vegan version!
– smoked seitan
– soy flakes
– red mild paprika
– cabbage leaves
Make sauteed onions and add garlic and carrots on top of them. Add water and cook until it becomes tender. Add rice (which we previously soaked) and cook everything together until it gets tender.
Cook the soy flakes in salted water, drain them and add them to the mix of onions, garlic, carrots and rice.
Add spices to the mix and stir everything. After everything softens, allow to cool off.
When it’s cooled, fill the cabbage leaves with the mixture. Make sure to make it firm and tight so it doesn’t fall apart.
Set them side by side in a bowl (again, packed tighly so it doesn’t fall apart). For a richer flavour, add pieces of smoked seitan between the sarma’s (cabbage rolls).
Pour tomato juice and water over everything, add a bay leaf and cook for about 1 – 1.5 hour.
Serve with potatoes and enjoy!