Video #1 – Taiwanese Cabbage Saute

by on February 28, 2008

Our cooking videos have finally made it to the computer screen!! (applause) After months of “coming soon”, many of you have questioned if it was ever going to be a reality! After all this tease and much laziness on our part, here is our first installment in our cooking video series.

Warning, View with Caution!!! The editing process took place early this morning at 2 am, after a long days work, a glass of Zinfandel and how appropriate, three Midnight Ride Cocktails.

Taiwanese Cabbage Sauté Recipe

Yield: Serves 2-4

Total Time: 10 Minutes

Taiwanese cabbage is a flat and sweet discovery, if you’re lucky to find it at an Asian Market. Growing your own Taiwanese cabbage is also a possibility by buying seeds at For vegetarians, just omit the bacon. This can be eaten as a low carb, main course or as a side dish.


  • About 3 slices bacon (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
  • 2 -3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2-3 shallots, minced or 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • fresh herbs: mint, cilantro, parsley or basil


  1. Heat pan, add cut bacon. When bacon is cooked to your preference, remove from oil and set aside. If you are not using bacon, add sesame seed oil to hot pan.
  2. Add shallots/onions and garlic. Cook till crispy and fragrant. Add chopped cabbage, toss to coat with oil/shallots/garlic. Add black pepper & soy sauce. Cook for about 30 seconds till cabbage begins to soften.
  3. Add egg and mix with cabbage. Cook for about another minute , or until cabbage is cooked.
  4. Toss with fresh herbs of choice.
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More Videos coming “soon” and beyond…Promise!

  • Velvety Cappuccino

  • Answering our last two Tags from More Than Burnt Toast & Arundati (4 tags total already…no more, please! We’ve already given too much about ourselves away – have to maintain some bit of mystery with all of you !)

  • Our “Other People’s Pantry” submission to Lydia’s The Perfect Pantry. Yes, you’ll get to see our whole pantry on video!

  • Spring Garden Tour – Wanna see all our carrots and beets?

  • And of course, lots more food!

  • Any suggestions? We’re taking viewer suggestions of what you would like to see.

View all our VIDEOS Here Cooking & Exploring !

{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Peter February 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Bravo Rice Duo…you two are lots of fun. Next time don’t be shy…show your muggs!


2 Marvin February 28, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Nice job for your first vid! It took a while to load for me, but once it did it was fantastic. I’ve been itching to try video myself but just haven’t gotten around to it. Can’t wait for more videos.

Nice knife skills btw!


3 Suganya February 28, 2008 at 1:40 pm

You guys rock. Keep them videos coming.


4 nikkipolani February 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Hey, this is looking promising! I did manage to get your five facts tag done :-)


5 Jen (Modern Beet) February 28, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Love it! the cabbage ‘narration’ at the beginning was fantastic and made me laugh… I have the same pan too (and it’s little sister pan) — it gets used more than any other pan in my kitchen. I look forward to more of your videos!


6 Pixie February 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Fabulous, it’s nice to get to hear your voices and the cabbage dish sounds …wonderful… ;)


7 matt wright February 28, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Awesome video guys! I would like to see more character during the cooking though, you guys are having such a laugh at the beginning, it would be good to see that all the way through.

Great dish too.


8 Raine February 28, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Hehe, that was awesome :3

The song that’s playing during the video… also happens to be from this movie called ‘Bella Martha’ a German Movie (also redone in english called ‘No Reservations’) the movie was about cooking also, and I was wondering if it was pure coincidence you two picked the song (:


9 White on Rice Couple February 28, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Peter- Our dog Sierra’s mug looks pretty much like ours, so her’s should be plenty sufficient! We’re shy. :)

Suganya- Did you say “rock”? Oh no, we just might have to do our chicken dance for you on our next video!

Pixie- Remember, these are tired, intoxicated voices in the wee hours of the morning. We’ll be on better and more sober behavior on the next one.

Marvin- It took us a while to work out all the details of editing, but it’s worth the fun!

Matt- You’re so right! You can see how we just kinda burnt out on the dubbing in the end. We finished after 3 am and just too tired to talk any more!

Nikki- Thanks!

Jen- it’s a great pan and we’ve had it for years!

Evil Mommy- If we submit a video for you 3.14 pie event, we will not take any responsibility for what may happen afterwards.

Raine- No, it was not coincidence. We’ve been fans of Paolo’s music for a long time and we love the original German movie. Have not seen “No Reservations” yet and don’t really plan to because the original was so great!


10 Annemarie February 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm

That is the best cooking video I’ve ever seen, I think – more cooking videos should consider laughter and subtitles. Diane, you have the most sooooooothing voice; you may want to consider a future in voice artistry as a side job. :)


11 evil chef mom February 28, 2008 at 3:20 pm

That’s was totally wicked! (gotta have that little kid from the Incredibles voice in your head when you read that!) I was feeling all good about myself today, blogged, wrote down my recipe for guacamole, spring cleaned my entire house and then you guys go and do that! Please adopt me, I want to live with you! It sounded like you had so much fun. Are you going to do this for pie day because that would be flipping awesome! I’m going away now with my geeky overly excited self!


12 Simply...Gluten-free February 28, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Great job, the egg took me by surprise. Suggestions for future videos? Let us see your faces! Loved it!


13 arundati February 28, 2008 at 7:39 pm

is it our fault if we like you so much?? and that we cant get enough of you hence the tags?? (ok i said we, for protection…what i meant was i!!) now i think i will be flogged!! hey but thanks for the mention…and no sweat….do the tag only if you’re up to it….cheers!!


14 LisaRene February 28, 2008 at 8:05 pm

It’s wonderful that you two have such fun together in the kitchen :) Quite entertaining, I’ll look forward to more videos!


15 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) February 28, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Hooray for your first videos, but where are your heads?! It’s nice that stir-fries are so quick that you can show the whole process, start to finish. Looking forward to the next video….


16 Louise February 28, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Wow the video looked so professional! I can’t wait to see more. I never thought cabbage was that exciting (unless preserved like kim chi!) but now I want to try making that dish too. Maybe I’ll add some baked tofu for protein instead of bacon so the bf can eat it too.


17 Ginger M. February 28, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Flying garlic with sound effect! Ha ha… So much fun! I watched it twice. Love the vid and nice to hear your voices. Looking forward to more. Great job, guys!


18 Zenchef February 28, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Wow. Very nicely done, the production and everything! I agree with the rest of the bunch… show your face! :-)
Fun to watch. I can’t wait for more!


19 Jen Yu February 28, 2008 at 8:45 pm

That is friggin’ awesome! I love it and your pup is sooooo cute. Looks like great fun in the kitchen :)


20 White on Rice Couple February 28, 2008 at 10:14 pm

AnneMarie- I think what you really heard was a sleeeeepy voice at 3am. But thanks anyway! I would love to have some extra income, wonder how I could start? :)

Simply- The egg really adds a nice touch to blend all the flavors together. This cabbage dish was a staple for me while I was a starving college student. You can’t eat any cheaper than with a head of cabbage and a dozen eggs! You wanna see more skin? That’s kinda scarry!!!

arundati- we’ll definitely continue your tag, just need some more time!

Louise- Thanks and kimchi rocks! There’s always a TUB of it in our fridge.Tofu would be awesome!! Let us know how it goes!

LisaRene- We have to have fun because if we didn’t who would get to be in front of the stove? Fight! :)

Lydia- Oh our heads are there, just outside the frame. We missed them! Dammit! Maybe next time we’ll get our framing right!

Jen- Extra thanks for noticing Sierra. She says “woof! woof!” to you!

Ginger- We tried to make the most of it because we only wanted to shoot it once. So we just make fun of our own mistakes!

ZenChef- Like we said earlier “You wanna see more skin? That’s kinda scarry!!!” . Plus we need to dub the instructions in and we can’t do that if you see our faces! If you really saw us, you just might not come back! We love your company!


21 Manggy February 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Oh man! The video’s no longer available!! :(


22 Manggy February 28, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Huh– it’s back on again. What was that?! :) Anyway, I loved it! So professional (albeit headless, hmmm). Cutest studio audience ever!!


23 made healthier February 28, 2008 at 11:35 pm

That was really fun to watch, loved it!


24 Kitt February 28, 2008 at 11:55 pm

Terrific! Looks delectable and your explanations are clear, easy to follow and funny!

Love the “Mostly Martha” soundtrack, too.


25 Cakelaw February 29, 2008 at 4:07 am

Great video guys! I think the editing process is enhanced when you are really tired and have a couple of glasses of alcohol in you – it helps you to see things differently.


26 Snehal February 29, 2008 at 3:46 am

I loved it!!! It was so witty and made me smile .. a LOT!! and you showed off the recipe with such ease .. BRAVO!! awesome chopping, dubbing and sense of humor …. can’t wait for more. Am looking forward to your spring garden tour! How abt a video on how you guys take those awesome photos??


27 dhanggit February 29, 2008 at 5:42 am

this video is awesome guys!! cant wait to see more :-) btw i love this cabbage recipe yummmmy!!


28 Veron February 29, 2008 at 6:52 am

love the video ! The opening was great with your dog looking on…so cute! The final plating is one delicious looking dish!


29 Lil February 29, 2008 at 7:56 am

enjoyed the video lots and using paolo conte is just genius – he’s one of my favourite musicians at all time, introduced by my ex – the ex is gone but paolo stays… ;)

you guys should definitely do more videos, and show us your faces! :D


30 Nan February 29, 2008 at 9:30 am

Great video! I love how you use chopsticks to cook – the egg was a surprise! I’m going to try this recipe on the mister – I’m sure he’ll like it. Nicely done – now when does the next one debut? Nan


31 Happy Cook February 29, 2008 at 9:51 am

Loved the video and the music you played. Love your dog too and next time show your beautiful face. You also have a great voice


32 White on Rice Couple February 29, 2008 at 11:22 am

Manggy- We might be headless, but our dog is not! She’s sending you extra licks for recognizing her.

made healthier- Thanks! We had fun making it and as well as making fun of ourselves.

Kitt- It was late and we were a little intoxicated, but tried our best to enunciate and be clear. Glad you understood it! Love the Mostly Martha music too!

Snehal – A video on food photography is a great idea!

Cakelaw-We definitely saw things differently and kept laughing at the stupid flying garlic! Silly!

dhanggit- Merci Beaucoup!!

Vernon- Our dog is licking you too for the compliment! The other one didn’t want to participate.

Lil- Hey, good to know that when the guys are gone, Paolo is still around to keep us company. I’ll go tell Todd that!

Nan- The egg really makes the difference to tie all the flavors together. The next one should be up within a week!

Happy Cook- But our dog is so much prettier than us! She’s not shy to show her face, but we are. :)


33 sra February 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Hi! I just saw your video, and tho’ I was apprehensive about being able to watch it comfortably because broadband speed here is often not what it promised, I managed to see it pretty well – the sound was continuous, tho’ the video kept halting now and then. In any case, it’s an interesting dish, and I like the ease with which you handled the chopsticks – please do a video on that next time :)


34 Shankari February 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog. My my my, the vidoe is great, make some more pls. I love the way you use chopsticks :)


35 anya February 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm

And Oscar for the best foodblog video goes to…WhiteonRice Couple! *Loud Applause* :)

Seriously, great job, guys!! I’m in awe!

The recipe is marvellous and definitely to my taste as I’m a real cabbage freak!! :))


36 Raine February 29, 2008 at 2:01 pm

I saw Bella Martha also for class, it was a lovely movie, and I don’t plan to see No Reservations either!


37 MyKitchenInHalfCups February 29, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Most excellent, makes me wonder why I can’t stir fry. You make it look so easy and beautiful presentation.


38 Denise February 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Great Video! Can not wait to see more!


39 Sous Chef Numero Uno AKA ib kid February 29, 2008 at 7:31 pm

I think Evil Chef Mom should make this, I have been begging her to make something a little more exotic. (I really want Indian food but this look really good)


40 amanda February 29, 2008 at 7:44 pm

i have to say, that is by far and away the best cooking video i’ve seen on a blog. most of them that i’ve seen seem cheesy and very amateur – that’s not at all the case here. rock on!


41 White on Rice Couple February 29, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Sra- Good idea on the chopstick lesson. Will keep that in mind!

Shankari- We’ll definitely continue to add videos to our posts. :)

Anya- Oscar? Wow! Ok, we’d like to start by thanking….um… and dad….and all bloggers!

MyKitchen- Thanks! Hopefully this video will help show you how quick and easy stir-frying can be, once you get your basics down.

Denise- There’s another one on the way…don’t know exactly when, but it’s coming!

Sous Chef #1- Evil Chef Mom needs to get off her rocker and start going ethnic !! Yeah, she rocks in the kitchen, in the house and for her kids, but lets see her pull out the chopsticks! She just might be a bad ass with those sticks!

Amanda- Thanks for the reassurance because we were feeling mighty cheesy when making it, but that’s us at times too!


42 Jesse March 1, 2008 at 12:35 am

My favourite parts:
-The “live audience”
-The song
-How deftly you chop up the mint leaves
-How calming your voice sounds
-How effin’ good you made such a simple dish look!!


43 wandering chopsticks March 1, 2008 at 2:35 am

You guys rock! From the moment I saw your “studio audience,” I couldn’t stop smiling. Looks like you have a lot of fun cooking and laughing together. Isn’t that always the best? :)

I want the garden tour! And anything else you wanna throw our way. :)


44 Wendy March 1, 2008 at 2:35 am

That was great! Love it! And Luuuuuurve your dog. :)


45 Tiina March 1, 2008 at 7:37 am

Great video! You two are so funny! :) I’m looking forward to seeing more of these in the future. And Sierra is definitely one of the cutest dogs on earth!



46 amy and jonny March 1, 2008 at 9:35 am

Good job! Get a little closer the dish next time so we can see the deliciousness you’re creating a bit easier. I’m impressed and inspired! GOOD JOB YOU GUYS! amy and jonny @


47 Angie March 1, 2008 at 2:08 pm

How fun! I’m totally impressed. Oh, and I want a partner in the kitchen who will stand next to me and chop half the shtuff. ;)

I know that was a lot of work, because dh and I have talked about doing these and then we start talking about it seriously and we’re all like . . . yeah, maybe another day! LOL! Great job and I wanna see the garden!


48 Dani March 1, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Sniff…. rural landlines miss out on all the fun. I don’t suppose you have just a written recipe somewhere (she pleads as her eyes well with tears). Sniff.

Teehee…. :D


49 Big Boys Oven March 1, 2008 at 5:15 pm

My eyes was blink! blink! blink! in for a shock!
It was a very cool! cool! video! white on rice couple rocks!
Funny, creative and exciting to watch! well done!


50 White on Rice Couple March 2, 2008 at 12:32 am

Jesse- Thanks! Especially for the comment in bullets! Really easy to read.

WC- The garden tour will be ready when the peak of spring hits our garden. Hopefully this video will be ready by beginning of April!

Wendy & Tiina- Sierra really loves the both of you now…lots of wet licks to you both!

Amy & Jonny- Yeah, good point. We saw that , but didn’t want to re-shoot it. Our goal is to just shoot it one time and take it as it is. Then dub it to make fun of our mistakes. The next one will pay closer attention to the camera angles.

Angie- Ooohhh, your cooking experience and delicious food would be great on video. Can’t wait!

Dani- It’s Ok…(wiping away your tears for you here). We can burn it to a DVD and send it to you. :)

Big Boys- Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! :)


51 Danielle March 2, 2008 at 8:58 am

I just came across your blog for the first time – wow, this is great! Your cooking looks awesome, and I love hearing about all your other pursuits, too. You sound like just my sort of people. I’ll keep on reading from now on!


52 Rosie March 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Great vids guys! You two rock and I am SO looking forward to viewing more vids!! :D

Rosie x


53 Julie March 2, 2008 at 12:32 pm

Applause all around. You guys had me cracking up. Cooking never looked like so much fun! BTW, chop sticks are the best cooking utensil. Can’t wait for the upcoming videos. :)


54 Hélène March 2, 2008 at 1:39 pm

I love it. Can’t wait for the others. Plse show us your big smile.


55 Cynthia March 2, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Hi There,

Came to your blog from Pixie’s: You say tomato, I say tomato. I cannot believe what I have been missing all this time! Like Suganya said, you guys totally rock. I have been browsing through some of your previous posts and spending an enjoyable time reading. The post titled: Red Rice (Jan 27) was riveting and visual, great writing.

I am so glad that I have discovered your blog and will definitely add it to my blog roll and feeds and I look forward to visiting and many more of your videos!


56 Homecooked March 3, 2008 at 12:47 am

Wow…you’ve got amazing recipes with the videos and all.Great job!!! Looking forward to many more :)


57 Jen Yu March 3, 2008 at 7:04 am

Hi guys! I’m an idiot. I posted about those awards and then went to bed before emailing the folks I tagged… and then I forgot ;) BUT! Thanks for the reminder – I tagged you with the You Make My Day award, because you do! Every time I read one of your posts I get a warm fuzzy feeling in side. So now you get to tag 5 others who make your day!


58 elmomonster March 3, 2008 at 10:02 am

Awesome! I love the irreverence of it all. This looks professionally produced! Bravo!


59 Mike March 3, 2008 at 8:32 pm

The dish looks great (coming from someone who tends to be very wary of cabbage) and so does the video! Great work


60 Morsels of Memory March 3, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Hmm, sautéing Taiwanese cabbage with Italian lyrics in the background and a furry live studio audience, it’s … wonderful! Diane, you really do have a beautiful soothing voice. Thanks for sharing your laughters and your enthusiasm for great food!


61 Tempered Woman March 5, 2008 at 8:32 am

oohh! I’m such a voyeur I can’t wait to see your pantry. I love that stuff. The video turned out great- good job!


62 Pat March 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

Cool video!! It’s fun to see bloggers in the flesh. Can’t wait to see what else you both have up your sleeves :).


63 FlaNboyantEats March 6, 2008 at 7:11 am

oh how i love it! great job! you guys def. rock! and guess what! after two weeks in DC and just getting back to ATL, i got my package from you guys!!!! YAY!!!!! i’m going to be cooking up something with the ‘mary! thanks so much for that. i’ll have to think of something sweet to do in return… be on the lookout! :)

next vid: i’ll think about it. again, so glad i found you!


64 White on Rice Couple March 6, 2008 at 9:29 am

Danielle- Thanks for visiting us and glad to know we’re you’re type of people. But please, if we offend you in any way , we apologize ahead of time! :)

Julie- Chopsticks are the best! We’ll be using them quite liberally throughout our videos.

Rosie- Thanks for watching, our next video is coming up!

Helene – Smile? Here are our smiles. :) . :)

Cynthia -Welcome and thanks! We’ll be changing our whole site and making it more interactive in the next few weeks. We’re soooo excited about these changes….come back soon!

Homecooked – Thanks and we’ll be adding longer videos later on for more extensive recipes. We’ve kept it simple and silly for now. We’ll get seriously cookin’ later.

Jen- Oh, thank you so much for the award! Hmmmm, now we can only choose 5 for this award? Thats hard!!

Elmomonster – You have such a way with words! Merci Beaucoup!

Mike- Hopefully this will change your mind about cabbage. Thanks for visiting! :)

Morsels- We’re full of contradictions….wait till you see our music selection for the next video! Thanks !

Tempered – We’re excited about the Pantry Video too. But you’ll have to wait till May 3rd for that installment!

Pat- Yup! We’ve got a couple of ideas up our sleeves. Keep watching out for them….

Flanny B- Have fun with the rosemary and let us know what your creations are! :)


65 Sandie (Inn Cuisine) March 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Love your first video! Diane, you have such a wonderful speaking voice… it’s absolutely perfect for this. Why, you ought to be doing cooking videos. Oh, wait, you are! …lol (just being silly now)

But the video WAS fun and including the dog (i.e. live audience) was a stroke of genius.

Keep up the good work!


66 bee and jai March 6, 2008 at 3:26 pm

these videos are so cool !!! and i could do with some taiwanese cabbage. don’t like regular cabbage.


67 Shana April 29, 2008 at 3:27 am

bravo! you guys should host a cooking show on food TV!! Although I’ve never people saute cabbage with mint in it…i’ll definitely give it a try!


68 Maninas November 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Sounds tasty!


69 Brandi January 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Just made and ate the cabbage and everyone loved it. Even the picky kids! Thanks, found it searching cabbage recipes in Pinterest


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