Sunday, 26 August 2012

Grilled Vegetables and Feta Rice

Grilled Vegetables and Feta Rice

(makes 4 servings) 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion (chopped) 
1tsp ginger (grated)
2 cloves garlic (chopped) optional 
2 big cardamoms (whole or crushed)
1 cinnamon stick (small)
1cup grilled vegetables (eg red bell pepper, eggplant, mushroom, zucchini.. .sliced) 
1 teaspoon oregano (chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dry) 
salt and pepper to taste 
1 cup long grained rice or brown rice
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth or plain water 
1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled) 

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. 
3. Add ginger and garlic cardamom and cinnamon and saute for 2 mins more
4. Add the grilled vegetables and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Add less salt if using broth
5. Add the rice and broth and bring to a boil.
6. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is cooked, about 20 minutes (40 minutes for brown rice). I used the Rice Cooker.
7. Remove from the heat and mix in the feta. 

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