• by XpatAthens
  • Friday, 20 February 2015
Aubergines Pilaf

Served plain or with yoghurt it’s simply delicious!


2 aubergines
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1/2 teacup of extra virgin olive oil
4 tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 teacup of white rice
2½ teacups of water
freshly ground pepper


1. Rinse and dice the aubergines into cubes. Soak them in water for 10 minutes and then squeeze well with your hands to drain the excess water.

2. Warm the olive oil and stir fry the onion for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and aubergines and stir fry for another 5-6 minutes.

3. Add the tomatoes, water, salt and pepper and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes. Then add the rice and parsley and combine everything well.  Simmer over low heat, without the lid, for 10 minutes, until the rice absorbs all the liquids and is fluffy.

4. Remove from heat, cover the casserole with a napkin and let it rest for 5-6 minutes. Serve plain or with yoghurt.

Portions 4 - Preparation Time 10 minutes - Cooking Time 20 minutes