One-Pot Greek Eggplant with Rice Bowl

With satisfying eggplant, this vegetarian One-Pot Rice Bowl with zesty Greek flavors is sure to please the entire family. Try with Success® White Rice.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small eggplants (about 9 oz each), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp +1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  • A vegetarian-friendly crowd-pleaser, One-Pot Greek Eggplant Rice Bowl will transport you to the Mediterranean coast. Thanks to the soft eggplant and fluffy Success® White Rice, not one drop of those irresistible Greek flavors will be lost!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large ovenproof skillet set over medium heat. Add eggplant and season with salt and black pepper; cook for 3 to 5 mins or until starting to brown. Transfer to plate and set aside.

    Step 3

  • Stir onion, garlic and oregano into skillet; cook for 3 to 5 mins or until onions are starting to soften. Stir in tomatoes, broth, lemon juice and bay leaf; bring to boil. Cook for 15 mins. Stir in rice and reserved eggplant in the last 5 mins of cooking. Remove and discard bay leaf.

    Pro Tips

    Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley or dill if desired.

    Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese before serving if desired.

Recipes with Eggplant

A great dish is more than the sum of its parts, but the best meals require great ingredients. Let’s start with the headliner: how do you select ripe eggplants?

Color: The skin should have a shiny sheen and a uniform color. While you may be more accustomed to the deep purple variety, striped eggplants, known as graffiti eggplants, are sweeter — just in case you are craving a sweet and savory dish!

Texture: Give your eggplant a light squeeze — if it’s ripe, it’ll leave an imprint!

Size: Bigger is not better; in general, larger eggplants are drier and less flavorful.

Root: The stem is also a way to identify if an eggplant is good to go: it should be a moist, vibrant green.

Vibrant and versatile, eggplants will add some oomph to your mealtime routine. Whether you want ​​Crispy Eggplant in a Tomato Rice Bowl, a traditional eggplant parmesan, or a heartwarming Mediterranean Eggplant, Turkey and Rice Casserole, this vegetable will really hit the spot!

Pro-tip: In order to improve the quality of the texture and flavor of your vegetable, you’ll want it to sweat for a bit. Salt your cut eggplant — ideally for an hour, but even a couple of minutes can make a notable difference in both breaking down the spongy consistency and reducing bitterness.

Go Greek!

Fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs, and hints of citrus are just a few of the characteristics of Greek cuisine. Enjoy even more of those warm Mediterranean flavors by adding paprika and a smidge of cinnamon! Top with juicy kalamata olives and creamy feta like in this quick and easy Greek Chicken and Rice Salad!

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