Monday, October 13, 2014

Spiced Eggplant and Mushrooms

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Eggplant, mushrooms, and rice cooked in Mediterranean spices and served over hummus.  A delicious, flavorful, and filling vegetarian one pot meal.


Spiced Eggplant and Mushrooms:  Eggplant, mushrooms, and rice cooked in Mediterranean spices and served over hummus.  A delicious, flavorful, and filling vegetarian one pot meal.



I was very impressed with my Spiced Lamb and hummus and wanted to make something similar.  The Mediterranean spices were just so flavorful I couldn't stop thinking about them.  I love the warm, earthy, spicy flavors of cinnamon, paprika, allspice and cumin (to name a few).  They brighten any dish.  I probably could have tried the same recipe with beef of chicken but I really wanted to make a vegetarian meal so here's what I came up with.  It was delicious and filling and very scoop-able.  I served the spiced eggplant and mushrooms on top of homemade Hummus with pita, cucumber slices, and broccoli (I love scooping hummus with cucumbers and broccoli).  It was a very satisfying meal I will make again.

Spiced Eggplant and Mushrooms:  Eggplant, mushrooms, and rice cooked in Mediterranean spices and served over hummus.  A delicious, flavorful, and filling vegetarian one pot meal.


Spiced Eggplant and Mushrooms


Ingredients:

2-4 Tbsp Mediterranean Spice Mix
1/4 tsp cayenne or hot chili powder (optional)
1 medium eggplant, cubed (about 4 cups)
1 onion, chopped
15 crimini mushrooms, quartered
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dried red cargo rice (or brown or wild)
2 cups vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

Spiced Eggplant and Mushrooms:  Eggplant, mushrooms, and rice cooked in Mediterranean spices and served over hummus.  A delicious, flavorful, and filling vegetarian one pot meal.

Heat a little olive oil in a large stock pot.  To the oil add the eggplant, onion, and mushrooms.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons of the Mediterranean spice mix.

Cook uncovered until eggplant has softened.  Stir in the garlic and cook for a minute or two then add the rice.

Stir and mix the rice well and cook for a few more minutes then add the broth.  Bring to a boil then lower heat to and simmer until rice is cooked (about 30 minutes).

Taste for seasoning and add more spice mix, salt, and pepper as needed.

To plate:  spread 2 Tbsp hummus in a circle in the center of a plate.  Top the hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.  Top this with spiced eggplant and mushrooms.

Serve with cucumber slices, broccoli, and pita.  Makes about 6 servings.

Enjoy.

Spiced Eggplant and Mushrooms:  Eggplant, mushrooms, and rice cooked in Mediterranean spices and served over hummus.  A delicious, flavorful, and filling vegetarian one pot meal.



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9 comments:

  1. Miranda PapandreouOctober 15, 2014 at 6:16 AM

    I am allergic to eggplant (odd, I know) but this still LOOKS yummy! :) Thanks for linking up at TYSH!

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  2. Too bad you're allergic...I'm sure you could replace it with something maybe more mushrooms or zucchini. Eggplant is in the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family and there are some in this family that are highly toxic. But potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers (as well as tobacco) are also in this family...I wonder if you're allergic to any of those too.

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  3. Looks so pretty!! :))

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday @ 3GLOL last week. We
    love seeing what you link up every week! Hope to see you again this
    week. Party goes live at 8pm CST Monday.

    Have a great week!

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  4. This sounds really yummy Joybee!

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  5. Thanks Miz Helen and thanks for the party.

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  6. My son loves eggplant. Lately I've been trying to make a meatless meal once a week. Will have to put this on the menu. Thanks, Joybee

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  7. Fab dish, on my shortlist for a feature. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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