Aubergine-parmigiano

Cheesy baked aubergine with rice and green beans

Roasted aubergines get a gooey cheese and tomato topping in this vibrant veggie dish

By , 30 October 2019

(10 votes)

Cheesy baked aubergine with rice and green beans
  • 40 Mins

  • Serves: 4

Nutritional Info
Each 468g serving contains
  • Energy

    1566KJ

    374KCAL

    19%
  • Fat

    11.2g

    low

    16%
  • Saturates

    3.3g

    low

    17%
  • Sugars

    10.3g

    low

    11%
  • Salt

    0.94g

    low

    16%
2
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 335kJ/80kcal.
Ingredients
  • 2 aubergines, halved lengthways, flesh scored
  • 4tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp frozen Scratch Cook Chopped Garlic
  • 500g passata
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 70g Asda 30% Less Fat Mature British Cheese, grated
  • 200g easy-cook long grain brown rice, rinsed
  • 200g green beans, trimmed
  • Zest and juice ½ lemon
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Put the aubergine halves into a roasting tin, scored sides up, and brush with 1tsp of the oil. Bake for 20 mins.

  • Heat 2tsp of the oil in a pan and fry the red onion and ½ of the garlic for 5-6 mins until beginning to soften. Add the passata and 2 sprigs of the thyme, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 mins. Remove from the heat and discard the thyme stalks.

  • Remove the aubergines from the oven and spoon over the passata mixture. Sprinkle with the cheese and return to the oven for 15 mins or until the cheese is bubbling.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the rice. Cook for 25-30 mins until tender, then drain.

  • Blanch the green beans in a pan of boiling water for 2-4 mins until bright green. Drain then return to the pan with the remaining oil and garlic. Cook for 2-3 mins until tender. Remove the beans from the heat, toss with the lemon zest and juice, then stir into the rice.

  • Season the aubergines with black pepper and sprinkle with the rest of the thyme. Serve with the green beans and rice.