Vegetable fried rice combines with marinated eggplant for a vegetarian dish that shows off the grill and garden with amazing flavor.
By Chantelle Zakariasen
The title for this entry could have been really long. Like it could have been miso ginger sesame marinated grilled eggplant and zucchini with vegetable fried rice, because that’s what it is for real. But it sounds a bit daunting and I certainly don’t want to scare anyone off, because you should make this dish.
Eggplant is akin to a sponge, it just soaks up whatever you immerse it in, making for a versatile little vegetable. It’s beauty epitomizes the nightshade family, that deep purple skin which makes eggplant the most gothic and mysterious of vegetables. For many years I feared this mysterious creature, but now I embrace its dark allure, in all of it’s variations.
Strips of grilled yellow zucchini make this dinner plate appear as night and day and since you’re going to be left with quite a bit of tasty marinade, you may as well make fried rice and call it a meal. A very vegan friendly, garden spotlight of a meal.
Chantelle strives to provide the tools for a lifestyle that's closer to how our ancient ancestors lived, she hopes to find balance between modern comforts and natures design. A student of herbalism and wildcrafting, she is happy to share recipes, articles and other interesting bits and bobs with her awesome readers.