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Easy cabbage and egg stir fry

Stir Fry

Fry up this meatless dish when cabbage and carrots are plentiful. It’s easy and quick to make.

Number of servings: 4
Serving size: 1/4 size of recipe

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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/2 medium cabbage, thinly sliced

1/2 medium sized carrot, shredded

4 eggs

1 green onion, minced

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional: 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds


Time needed: 20 minutes preparation; 20 minutes cook time

  1. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat until shimmery, about 1 minute. Add garlic and stir until fragrant and slightly golden in color, about 1 minute.
  2. Add cabbage and carrots to skillet and cook, stirring for about 3-5 minutes or until slightly softened and cabbage has soaked up most of the oil.
  3. Push all of the cabbage to the side and crack all of the eggs to the empty side. After about 10 seconds, stir the cabbage and eggs all together.
  4. Add green onions and stir until heated through.
  5. Mix the salt and black pepper and mix into the cabbage.
  6. Optional: Top off the dish with the sesame seeds.

Nutritional information

Calories 138
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 186 mg
Sodium: 388 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 8 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Total Sugar: 4 g
Protein: 8 g

Allergens: Eggs

Tips and variations

Watch this recipe being prepared on Cooking with cabbage. The audio is in Hmong.

Try this dish in the summer and fall when cabbage and carrots are plentiful!

This is a great recipe to use up other vegetables that you have on hand. Add other finely sliced or chopped vegetables at the same time that you are cooking the cabbage.


This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

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