Aromatic Rice With Aubergine and Chickpeas

By Fahriye
November 10, 2009
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Author Notes: Today I made this delicious rice dish with chickpeas, aubergine and sun dried tomatoes. I served it for lunch with green salad. This is also good warmed up to accompany the main meals or cold as a party dish.Fahriye

Serves: 4

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 cups hot vegetable stock or hot water
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 1 large onion chopped finely
  • 1 aubergine, diced finely
  • 2-3 tablespoons diced sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked and drained chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh, chopped parsley and dill
  1. Fry the onion in a pan until well browned. Add the aubergines and cook together for 5 minutes coating and mixing well.
  2. Add the sun dried tomatoes, chick peas and mix spice, mix.
  3. Toss in the washed rice coating it well in the spice. Pour the stock into the pan, season with salt and pepper and bring it to boil.
  4. Lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 12-15 minutes until all of the water has been absorbed.
  5. Turn off the heat and place 2 or 3 pieces of kitchen paper on top of the rice and place the lid back on tightly.
  6. Let the rice rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Fluff the rice with a fork and sprinkle the dill and parsley over the dish just before serving.

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