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Eggplant Curry With Toasted Almonds

Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 cups 240g / 8.5ozJasmine rice - cooked to
  Directions on package
2 tablespoons 30mlExtra-virgin olive oil
  = (2 turns around pan in a slow stream)
1   Firm eggplant - cut into 1" cubes (large)
1   Yellow-skinned onion - peeled, chopped (large)
1   Red bell pepper - seeded, diced (large)
4   Garlic cloves - cracked away
  From skin
1   Diced tomatoes - (14 oz) - drained
1/4 cup 59mlMango chutney
  = (a couple of heaping tablespoons)
1 tablespoon 15mlMild curry paste - (rounded)
  = (or 2 tbspns curry powder)
  Coarse salt - to taste
1 cup 237mlVegetable broth or stock
2 tablespoons 30mlFinely-chopped cilantro leaves - (optional)
  Garnishes
  Toasted sliced or slivered almonds
  Thinly-sliced scallions or
  Chopped fresh chives

Recipe Instructions

Prepare rice. While rice is simmering, start curry.

Heat a deep, heavy-bottomed nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add oil, eggplant, onion, and bell pepper. Cover pan and cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and add garlic; cook 1 minute more. Add tomatoes, chutney, curry, salt, and broth. Stir to combine and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes over low heat for flavors to combine. Remove curry from heat and stir in cilantro.

Ladle eggplant curry into shallow bowls. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop rice balls into the center of bowls. Garnish your curry and rice with lots of toasted sliced almonds and scallions or chives.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Tidbits: Curry paste is available on the International Foods aisle of markets. The paste is deep red in color and will keep several months in the refrigerator.

Vegetable stocks and broths are available in the soup aisle of market and are now widely available in paper containers with re-sealable spouts. If you use broths often in cooking, these paper containers are terrific to keep on-hand in your refrigerator.

If you want to purchase just enough almonds to top this one recipe, check out the baking aisle of your market and look for either slivered or sliced almonds in a small 3-ounce pouch. Major Grey's mango chutney is available under many different brand names and can be found on both Condiment and International Foods aisles of market.

Source:
30 MINUTE MEALS with Rachael Ray - (Show # TM-1B05) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK

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