is a soup where the main ingredient is cabbage. It is very popular in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Actually together with bread and kasha shchi
used to be one of the most common meals in
Russia. There is even old saying: "Shchi
and Kasha are our staples". Usually shchi
is made with cabbage or sauerkraut (in this case
it will be "sour shchi").
The important step during cooking is to let shchi,
after it is ready, to cure for up to a day or
two before serving. Shchi can be made with meat or without
it - if not using meat, shchi will make a great
addition to collection of easy vegetarian and
wheat flour (1tbsp)
vegetable oil (2tbsp)
sour cream (4oz)
Cooking Instructions (vegan recipe):
1. In a pot combine sauerkraut, chopped
tomatoes, chopped carrots with 1 glass of water,
bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for
2. Fry chopped onions in vegetable oil.
Add onions to the pot with sauerkraut, stir
3. Add 8 glasses of water (or meat broth) and
cook for 30 minutes
4. Add flour, pepper, parsley. Stir well. Cook
for another 15 minutes
5. Cover the pot and place it in the
low temperature oven (use oven-safe cookware). Let it stay for 3-4
6. Serve warm or hot, add 1tbsp of sour cream
Piece of rye bread with garlic will be
a great addition to the meal.
Grains Fact: Whole grains are made up of three layers - the bran, the germ and the endosperm, which aid the body in many ways. Whole grains can help in weight management and obesity, as they have low calorie density and provide the increased feeling of fullness and satisfaction.
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