Baked organic brinjal with tomato rice

Baked organic brinjal with tomato rice

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  • 4 to 6
  • Easy
  • Fat conscious
  • 20 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • Sonop Organic Chardonnay 2008
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  • 3 small organic brinjals (about 170 g each)
  • organic olive oil
  • 1 large clove organic garlic, crushed
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the tomato rice
  • 1 organic onion, chopped
  • 2 T organic olive oil
  • 300 g organic long-grain or basmati rice
  • 1 x 400 g can organic chopped tomatoes
  • 2–3 g chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1½ cups organic vegetable stock
  • 1 t salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • organic Cheddar, shaved, for serving

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Slice the brinjals lengthways. Score the cut sides, moisten with oil, smear with garlic and season to taste. Line a baking tin with baking paper and place the brinjals cut side down.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until very tender.

To make the tomato rice: In a saucepan over a medium heat, gently soften the onion in the oil. Add the rice and stir for a minute or two. Add the tomato and half the parsley. Pour in the stock and add the salt, then bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice tender. Turn off the stove and leave to steam on the hotplate for 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork and sprinkle with the remaining parsley. Season to taste with the pepper.

To serve: Top servings of rice with the baked brinjal and shavings of cheese.

Cook’s notes: For extra protein, add a can of drained, rinsed organic red kidney beans to the rice. And, for extra bite, add a split red chilli.

Per serving: 1797.4 KJ, 11.4 g protein, 19.7 g fat, 51.7 g carbs
TASTE’s take:
High on appetite appeal, low on effort, these oven-ready organic meals are both heartily substantial and infinitely versatile.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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