Friday, March 24, 2006

Eggplant - bell pepper saute with black and mahogany rices

Unlike how I've made eggplant sautes in the past, I used no onion, but did use diced red and yellow bell peppers. It came out quite well with flavors of the many ingredients (e.g., rosemary from my garden, fresh ground black pepper, red wine, capers) coming through nicely with a rather subtle and not at all overpowering garlic undertone.

I recently bought Lundberg Farms Black Japonica rice, consisting of short-grained black and medium-grained mahogany rices. I like this company's products but am not sure I've had this variety before. I used my Zojirushi rice cooker and cooked the rice in vegetable bouillon, as I usually prepare rice. It was fabulous, one of the best rices I've had in memory! I served the wheat sourdough bread with artisinal extra virgin olive oil. I have a bunch of celery to use up, hence its appearance again tonight!


At Fri Mar 24, 09:16:00 PM EST, Blogger Binge Cafe said...

I like your new blog. How do you keep up with all of your blogs?
I am always looking for new ways to utilize eggplant. I prefer it broiled to a crisp (with skin) in a light coat of olive oil, salt, and garlic, but this looks excellent. Rob planted part of our garden last week and I'm looking forward to fresh food. I think I need to get fancier plates to present my concoctions. The dishes you have arranged are simply great looking - very artistic.

At Sat Mar 25, 03:24:00 AM EST, Blogger Dilip said...

Thanks, Eleni. I love eggplant in many forms! I love your blog's descriptions of your dishes, as well. Thanks for the kind words!

At Sat Jan 12, 06:13:00 PM EST, Blogger Lauren said...

Hi Dilip-

I stumbled upon your blog and am very impressed! You've inspired me with all your healthy vegan recipes! And I agree with Eleni, your presentation is gorgeous.

At Sat Jan 12, 07:20:00 PM EST, Blogger Dilip said...

Thanks, Lauren, for your kind comment - and happy 2008! I hope that some of the other posts I have here may be of value to you, as well. I'm glad we're new cyberfriends :-) ! --Dilip


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