Filled aubergines are a must in Italy and they are always amazing and satisfying. Today, I decided to go for a black and white vegetarian version, still tasty and amazing. Don’t let the preparation time fool you. Mainly it’s the black/venere rice taking a long tome for cooking. You can definitely go for a basmati in case you are in a hurry!
So guys, we are moving! We got the final news last wee, we’ll move to switzerland by the end of the month, meaning I’ll definitely be cooking less and using all the leftovers I can find around. Nevertheless, I am definitely excited and I can’t wait for this to be done. All these boxes make me kind of anxious.
Today, I decided to go for filled aubergines. To be honest, I was really hoping for some leftovers for the upcoming week but I have to say we just finished everything in a blink. Either we were super hungry or these aubergines were really good.. I think both! Try them out and enjoy!!!
Aubergine Boats – Black and White Filled Aubergines
- Pot with Salted Boiling Water
- frying pan
- oven tray
- 6 Aubergines
- 100 gr Venere Rice Black Rice but Basmati can work too
- 150 gr Feta
- 200 gr Cauliflower
- as required Olive Oil
- to taste Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 Lemon Zest
- First of all, start cooking the rice. Mine took 45 minutes to get tender. In the meantime, go on with the other preparations.
- Cut the aubergines into halves, remove the pulp and keep aside. Season the empty aubergines with salt and pepper and bake them, with the pulp side facing the bottom of the tray, for about 20 minutes at 180C.
- Cut the pulp into tiny cubes and cook it on a frying pan for 10 minutes, then add the chopped cauliflower and cook for another 10. Season as you like.
- Drain the rice, mix it with the cauliflower-aubergine pulp mixture and add the feta. Fill the aubergine skins with tis misture and bake for 10 minutes.
- Add some grated lemon zest on top before serving hot and enjoy!
I do have a scientific mind, probably it’s the reason why I love to hide in the kitchen and start creating.
My cooking is healthy, fun and colorful… and really tasty!
What are you waiting for? Grab your apron and start creating with me!