Almond and Eggplant Rice | Cooking With Jade The Food and Travel Blog by Chef Jade

Almond and Eggplant Rice


(Cooking Time: 10 minutes Preparation Time: 8 minutes Servings: 4)

Eggplants help lower cholesterol and improve digestive health. It contains a high amount of manganese which means one cup of eggplant offers about 5 percent of your daily needs of manganese, an essential mineral that naturally occurs in the body in trace amounts.

This Eggplants and amends rice recipe is a perfect combination of all the essential nutrients.


  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 97g
  • Fats: 5.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 42g
  • Protein: 6g


  • 1 handful of almonds; 1 cup
  • 2 cups of rice (weight before cooking)
  • 2 cups of onions (mixture of yellow and red onions for me)
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 cup of Tamari sauce (fermented soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper


  • 1 hour before starting: soak the almonds in water.
  • Cook the rice 1 dose of rice for 3 cups of water, for Basmati-type rice; cook it covered for about ten minutes until the water is absorbed).
  • Peel and slice the onions, sauté in a large pan with a little water in the bottom. When the onions begin to turn translucent, set aside in a small bowl.
  • In the still hot pan, add the eggplant chops into small cubes with a small amount of water, cook gently over medium heat for 10 minutes, covering with a lid. Mix from time to time. When the water has evaporated, add 1 cup of Tamari soy sauce and 1 cup of water,
  • With a fork, fluff the rice. Add the rice to the pan, along with the onions, the drained and coarsely chopped almonds (you can remove the skin from the almonds if you have the patience), the garlic and ginger powder, and pepper. Stir while continuing to cook for a few minutes, about 6. You can add a little water if it sticks to the bottom.
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!

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