Grilled Eggplant Thai Salad with Jasmine Rice
The next few blog posts are going to be all about veggies and grains. This coincides with the classes in the club and is a nice opportunity to share some of my favorite recipes.
One of my favorite herb combinations is cilantro and mint. Together they fill the air with a fresh and intoxicating aroma. This dish has lots of color and lots of flavor. The purple jasmine rice has a smoky/sweet quality that makes a wonderful base to the zing of the fish sauce and lime juice. I use a panini press/grill in the recipe and video to cook the eggplant. A grill pan will work well if you don’t have a press or just roasting in the oven.
Purple jasmine rice is available in Minneapolis at United Noodles. Black rice (forbidden rice) is a great alternative as is regular jasmine rice. I hope you enjoy the recipe!