I love to watch movies and TV shows with some cooking tips and the Japanese TV series "Midnight Diner" is one of the show that inspires me to try something I haven't tried for a long time or something new. I also like to discover the techniques that make the cooking more refined. I normally bake my Cabbage Rolls, but this one is stewed. The recipe on the TV didn't have rice in it and I should have just followed it, but I added basmatic rice. I figure since they are going to be stewed, the liquid would cook the rice along. I think it turned out quite tasty. The technique I discovered is to make the rolling of cabbage easier when filled is to gently pound the stems of the boiled cabbage leaf flat before wrapping. Buy the largest Cabbage you want. Core the Cabbage. Gently open up each leaves. Of course, if you are very patient, after coring the cabbage, you could dunk it in ice cold water to help opening it up. Wash the cabbage leaves.