Sunday, June 08, 2008

Thai spicy eggplant and veggies - from garden to table

This is one of my favorite meals, inspired by Veggie Meals: Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals It's quick, it's almost a one pot meal, its healthy AND yummy! I love the sweet and the spicy especially with the basil!

Gather all the ingredients.

Its still early for my Japanese eggplants, I only had one, but quickly substituted broccoli, yellow and green zucchini. I even tossed in some tofu just because it was in the fridge.

1 cup of brown jasmine rice cooked as directed.

2 tsp of vegetable oil

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes - its hot!

1 Japanese eggplant, 2 medium yellow zucchini and 1 medium green zucchini, 1 small crown of broccoli - or any other veggie combo that sound good like mushroom, napa cabbage, bell pepper, onion, carrot....

1/2 package of firm tofu (optional)

4 cloves of garlic

2 tbs of rice wine vinegar (or white vinegar)

3 tbs of soy sauce

2 tbs of brown sugar or honey

20 leaves of basil

Prepare Rice and start to chop and cook.

Chop all veggies and tofu into bite size pieces.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a deep skillet or stir fry pan over high heat. Add pepper flakes, cook for 10 sec. Add eggplant and tofu and 2 minced/crushed cloves of garlic and cook 3 minutes. Place in a dish while you stir fry the broccoli, and zucchini the same way for another 3 minutes. Combine all the veggies in the pan together. Pour vinegar and soy sauce and sprinkle with sugar or honey and toss. After 1 or 2 minutes, remove from heat, add basil and serve over hot rice. Serves 2-3.


hopealso said...

Hi Angela,

Your vegetables look delicious. All we have coming out just yet are radishes and lettuce.

Wondering if you prefer the brown Jasmine rice to regular short brown rice? We use short brown but I've always liked the white jasmine rice at Indian restaurants. Is there a difference between brown jasmine and short brown in terms of nutrition?


Loida Chan said...

Hello Angela,

This post of yours made me so hungry that I just called and place an order for some spicy eggplant from a Thai Restaurant that thankfully delivers. My husband and kids decide to have pizza tonight but I'm having some Thai food, panang curry and my spicy eggplant.

Got to go, delivery person should be here any minute now.