Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Eggplant with Tomato, Basil and Parmesan risotto - WwDH

Hey, Hey Donna Hay.....we are back with this lovely eggplant with tomato, basil and parmesan rissoto.  Sound good?  Well, it is.

Margaret  chose this recipe and it is from one of Donna Hay's books,  New Food Fast.

Hubby wasn't thrilled with eggplant and would have been happier eating only the risotto. I had no idea, he is not a fan of eggplant.  I love it, made in certain ways and  I make if often.  He has never said a word.  I am pretty sure, it does not fall into the same category as asparagus which he simply despises.  I think that it is more a "take it or leave it" dish.

This was not my favorite way of making eggplant either so this dish is probably not going to be seen again.  I think, if you like risotto, this is worth a try.  The sauce was broth, wine and tomato puree and I liked that very much.  Lots of basil and a little black pepper and Parmesan seasoned the dish.

The dish is a three pot dish, one for the eggplant, one for the sauce and one for the rice.  I cooked the eggplant before I went to school, today and came home and made the risotto.  I thought I was out of arborio rice and sent hubby to pick up some, when he was out.  Being a wonderful husband, he did so, to find out we did have some, in the cabinet, it belonged in.  Hanging head......

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  1. Glad you liked this Chaya - I did too. I often forget I have ingredients and double up by buying them again.

  2. Oh, I like the way you plated it on top of the spinach as well. More veggies - you know me, easily pleased if there are more vegetables. :) Too bad that it's not a repeater, but now you have lots of arborio rice for next week's recipe!

  3. Not a repeater for us either, but it was an interesting and tasty dish. Mine looks a lot more tomatoeeey (is that a word) than yours!!

  4. LOL on the finding out hubby did not like eggplant...they surprise you all the time, don't they? Just when I think I have it all figured out, I find out that I don't. Keeps life interesting. Love the spinach addition, that would be great here...Mark liked the risotto part and skipped the eggplant part. :-) Fun to try something new...and next week we make your risotto pick!

  5. I like risotto, but it's the three pot part of the recipe that might turn me away. Haha!


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