Adapted from a recipe on Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
My children don’t love this (well, the younger 3 don’t) but I don’t care, because that means more leftovers for me. I made a double batch today. I’ll be eating for days!
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 2 T ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cayenne or red chilli pepper
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen edamame beans (not pods)
Preheat oven to 375 F. Put the rice in a bowl and cover it with water and set aside.
Put olive oil in large skillet. Begin to heat on medium-high, adding onion , eggplant, and peppers. While cooking, add the spices. Cook until eggplant begins to soften. Add tomatoes and cook another 1-2 minutes. Drain the water from the rice and add the rice to the pan along with 3 cups water. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
When the rice combination reaches a boil, add the edamame and stir to combine. Transfer it into a large baking dish. I use a full sized Pampered Chef casserole. Cover tightly with foil (if rice is near the top of the dish, place a parchment sheet over before foil).
Bake until the rice is basically tender, about 50-55 minutes. Remove and allow to sit for 10 minutes (still covered) before serving.
Eat leftovers for days. Be gleeful about it.