Vegetarian stuffed aubergine

Stuffed aubergine 52

What to do when you received a big, fat aubergine in your weekly box? The first option will be to stuff it with ready-made meat stuffing but this could be quite heavy for dinner. So this week, I am sharing the recipe of aubergine stuffed with vegetable, rice, and lentils for a healthy and balanced dinner. Easy and so delicious!!

  • SERVE: serveserve
  • PREPARATION: 20 minutes
  • COOK: 45 minutes

What do you need?

  • 1 large aubergine (eggplant)
  • 1 plum tomato can or 5 fresh plum tomatoes
  • 100 g of wholegrain rice and lentils (already cooked) – it can be some leftover from a previous meal such as Steamed carrots with soya sauce served on wholegrain rice and lentils
  • 1 onion
  • Seasoning such as salt, pepper or harissa for spicing it up
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Some breadcrumbs

How to make Vegetarian stuffed aubergine?

  • Start by pre-heating the oven at 200°C
  • Wash carefully the aubergine and slice it in 2 parts
  • On each half of the eggplant, use a knife for carving some small square pieces

! This step will help the cooking and then it will be easiest to remove the inside of the eggplant for adding it to the stuffing

  • Add a little bit of olive oil in an oven tray, add then the 2 halves of the aubergine with 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Put it in the oven for 30 minutes

! The aubergine is ready to be used when it is slightly brown on top and it is easy to remove the inside

  • In the meantime, peel and chop the onion
  • In a pan, at medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, cook the chopped onion while stirring for 5 minutes
  • Then add the plum tomatoes
  • Add rice and lentils and seasoning
  • Leave it to be cooked for 5 minutes
  • Remove the cooked aubergine from the oven and try to remove the inside of the aubergine while keeping carefully the skin

! It is easier to be done with a teaspoon

Add the aubergine bits to the mix done in the pan, cook it for an extra 2 to 3 minutes

  • Then stuff the aubergine
  • Add some breadcrumbs on top

! Some cheddar can be added for having a cheesy option

  • And put them back in the oven for 15 minutes at 180°C

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