Russian Cabbage Soup
Russian Cabbage Soup (The Nosher via JTA)
(The Nosher via JTA) -- Shchi, or Russian cabbage soup, is among the more well-known soups in Russia. It is usually made with white or green cabbage, but some versions are made with other green leafy vegetables, especially spinach, sorrel or nettles.
Shchi is usually served with sour cream and some black bread on the side. Unlike borscht, there are no beets in this soup.
(This recipe was excerpted with permission from "Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking," by Paola Gavin, published by Quadrille in October.)