Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Eggplant Rague & Rice


1 Large Eggplant
3 Tomatoes
1 Garlic Head
Chickpeas
Fresh Parsley
Ras El Hanout
Cumin
Hot Paprika
Salt
Black Pepper
Light Olive Oil
Tomato Paste

Jasmine Rice
Steamed Green Beans

Peel and dice the eggplant then saute in warm oil.
Add cleaned and diced tomatoes, spices, garlic and tomato paste.
When the eggplant is more than tender add the chickpeas a small bunch of chopped parsley or cilantro and about a cup of water.

After simmering for awhile and it is the consistency that you like, adding more fresh chopped parsley or cilantro helps bring out all of the flavors.

We ate this on top of steamed Jasmine rice and green beans for our salad. We more commonly eat this with bread and salad. However I didn't make fresh bread last night and rice worked well in a pinch.


Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Mashallah this looks delicious! I love the mix of eggplant and chick peas... I think i would find it too filling with rice and probably opt for bread... Wonder whats the difference between jasmine rice and basmati?? ill have to look it up.. anyway, its Lovely!

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  2. Jazak Allahu Khair Sister!

    I use both kinds of rice, but as for the actual difference Allahu Allum! :-)

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