This recipe has become a family favorite. I agree with this first review the recipe by itself it bland, however I incorporated seasoning while cooking from the very beginning and it came out delicious! I would suggest for flavor to use chicken broth for the rice and cabbage. Also you can use garlic salt and pepper for the meat to provide the flavor you desire.
I grew up eating stuffed cabbage and was excited to see this recipe in Cooking Light. After making them exactly as described, I sorely disappointed. This is the 5th recipe from Cooking Light’s last 3 magazines that I’ve made that’s been very disappointing. I had canceled my subscription prior to making these but I went ahead because I had already bought the ingredients. This confirmed I made the right decision. Sorry, Cooking Light, but your recipes need some work.
I love cabbage rolls and have fond memories of my German grandmother making them for me as a kid. This recipe is a total flop, however. It's almost completely flavorless, aside from the overpowering tomato sauce that has absolutely no seasoning. You could find a better cabbage roll recipe almost anywhere.