Curried Eggplant With Tomatoes and Basil

Curried Eggplant With Tomatoes and Basil
Con Poulos
This meat-free meal gets a bold, slightly nutty flavor—and lots of protein and fiber—from earthy chickpeas.

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Serves 4
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
25
minutes

Ingredients

1
cup
white basmati rice
kosher salt and black pepper
1
tablespoon
olive oil
1
onion, chopped
2
pints
cherry tomatoes, halved
1
eggplant (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2
teaspoons
curry powder
1
15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
1/2
cup
fresh basil
1/4
cup
plain low-fat yogurt (preferably Greek), optional

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine the rice, 1 ½ cups water, and ½ teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Stir the rice once, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, eggplant, curry powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until eggplant is tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the chickpeas and cook just until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  6. Remove the vegetables from heat and stir in the basil. Fluff the rice with a fork. Serve the vegetables over the rice with yogurt, if using.
Sara Quessenberry
March 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 13 %
  • Protein 9 g
  • Carbohydrate 71 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Fiber 11 g
  • Fat 5 g
  • Sat Fat 1 g
  • Calcium 65 mg
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Sodium 697 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.