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Steamed Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Stuffed with Garlic-Ginger Pork and Bean Sprouts Recipe

When it comes to finding a keto-friendly meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor, these steamed cabbage rolls stuffed with a savory garlic-ginger pork and crisp bean sprouts are a culinary delight. Ideal for a cozy family dinner or as a show-stopping dish at your next gathering, these rolls perfectly blend health with heartiness. Discover the intriguing blend of traditional ingredients with a modern keto twist that makes this dish not just delicious but also remarkably low in carbs.

Steamed Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

These cabbage rolls are a savory twist on a classic, featuring an aromatic pork filling that’s both comforting and exotic.


  • For the Pork Filling:
    • 1.3 pounds ground pork
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute
    • Mung bean sprouts, to taste
  • For the Sauce:
    • 1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
    • 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute
    • 4 scallions, julienned
  • Additional:
    • One green cabbage


  1. Mix together all filling ingredients except the bean sprouts. Form into 8 balls and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. Combine all sauce ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.
  4. Cut the bottom off the cabbage and carefully peel off about 16 leaves. If they tear, use extra leaves to cover any holes.
  5. Boil the leaves for a few minutes until softened. Remove and set on a cutting board.
  6. Layer leaves to cover holes, place a portion of the pork mixture and a small bunch of bean sprouts on each leaf, and wrap tightly.
  7. Place rolls in a steamer basket, top with scallions, and set in an Instant Pot.
  8. Pour the prepared sauce over the rolls and seal the pot.
  9. Steam on high pressure for 20 minutes until the cabbage is tender.
  10. Serve with some steaming liquid poured over as sauce.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Understanding the carb content in your meals is crucial for maintaining a balanced keto diet. Here’s how the carbs stack up in this delicious dish:

  • Ground Pork: 0g net carbs
  • Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, Shaoxing Wine, Oyster Sauce: Negligible carbs
  • Cornstarch: 7g per tablespoon (less than 1g per serving)
  • Garlic, Ginger, Scallions: Less than 1g per teaspoon
  • Green Cabbage: 3g net carbs per cup
  • Bean Sprouts: 4g net carbs per cup

Total net carbs per roll: Approximately 2.6g

Rediscover Your Dinner Delights

This keto-friendly twist on traditional cabbage rolls brings a touch of gourmet to your everyday dining without the guilt. Packed with rich flavors and textures, it’s an excellent way to enjoy a satisfying meal while sticking to your dietary goals. Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple family meal, these steamed cabbage rolls are sure to impress. Give them a try and they might just become your new favorite keto staple!

Credit to: Thea_From_Juilliard

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