Those who love a flavor-packed meal with a bit of heat, know that there’s lots to love in a Cajun rice dish. Inspired by classic New Orleans cuisine, this vegan rice dish is loaded with flavor and sure to please.
Prepare rice according to package directions using broth instead of water. Drain, reserving 1 cup of broth.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Cook eggplant, celery, onions, red peppers and Cajun seasoning for 5 to 8 minutes, or until softened. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.
Stir in rice and reserved broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with parsley.
Substitute chopped mushrooms or canned beans for eggplant, if desired.