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Baked Eggplant With Garden Vegetable Brown Rice

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare eggplant and begin to bake - 15 minutes
  • Prepare rice through step 4 - 10 minutes
  • Complete eggplant and rice; serve - 5 minutes

  • Baked Eggplant with Garden Vegetable Brown Rice

    Baked Eggplant

    2 medium eggplant
    salt and pepper, to taste
    vegetable cooking spray
    one 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes
    2 teaspoons roasted garlic
    1 tablespoon pesto sauce
    1 tablespoon onion flakes
    1/2 cup shredded carrots
    1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
    1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
    one 14-ounce jar pasta sauce

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Wash and cut ends off egg plant. Using a vegetable peeler, remove all skin.
    3. Preheat sauté pan on medium high for 2-3 minutes.
    4. Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch cubes to equal approximately 8 cups. Salt and pepper to taste.
    5. Spray pan with cooking spray and place eggplant in pan. Sauté for 5 minutes; stirring frequently.
    6. Open and drain tomatoes. Add to sauté pan with: garlic, pesto, onions and carrots. Simmer for 3 minutes; stirring frequently.
    7. Place casserole dishes on baking sheet and spray dishes with cooking spray.
    8. Place 1/4 mixture into each dish. Sprinkle each casserole with 1 tablespoon each bread crumbs and cheese. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
    9. During last two minutes of baking time, place pasta sauce in microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
    10. Pour pasta sauce over eggplant and serve.
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    Garden Vegetable Brown Rice

    1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves
    one 14 1/2-ounce can vegetable broth
    3 tablespoons garden vegetable salad toppers
    1 teaspoon seasoned salt
    2 cups instant brown rice

    1. Wash and chop basil, discarding any tough stems.
    2. Place in saucepan: broth, salad toppers, seasoned salt and basil. Cover and bring to a boil on high heat.
    3. Stir in rice, cover and return to boil.
    4. When boiling, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
    5. Remove from heat; stir, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff lightly with fork and serve.
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    Nutritional Information

    Calories (kcal) 421 Total Fat (g) 9.4 Saturated Fat (g) 2 Cholesterol (mg) 6 Carbohydrate (g) 75.5 Dietary Fiber (g) 9.8 Protein (g) 12.4 Sodium (mg) 1984 Potassium (mg) 550 Calcium (mg) 168 Iron (mg) 2.7

    Daily Values: Vitamin A 68% Vitamin C 39% Calcium 17% Iron 15%
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    Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp pesto sauce
    Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

    Dry Grocery
    Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
    Add to your grocery list 1 (14 1/2-oz) can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs
    Add to your grocery list 3 tbsp garden vegetable salad toppers
    Add to your grocery list 2 cups instant brown rice
    Add to your grocery list 1 (14-oz) jar pasta sauce
    Add to your grocery list 1 tsp seasoned salt
    Add to your grocery list 1 (14 1/2-oz) can vegetable broth
    Add to your grocery list vegetable cooking spray

    Add to your grocery list 2 medium eggplant
    Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp fresh basil
    Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp onion flakes
    Add to your grocery list 2 tsp roasted garlic
    Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup shredded carrots

    Suggested Items
    Add to your grocery list French bread
    Add to your grocery list Parmesan cheese
    Add to your grocery list fresh fruit

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    Utensils & Cookware

    • vegetable peeler
    • four 16-ounce casserole dishes
    • baking sheet
    • cooking spoons
    • 10 to 12-inch sauté pan
    • microwave-safe bowl with lid
    • 2-quart saucepan with lid
    • knife and cutting board
    • measuring utensils
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    Aprons Advice

    Zucchini or yellow squash may be added to replace one of the eggplants for a ratatouille style dish.
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