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Thai Eggplant Posole Over Rice

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When I bought the Thai green eggplants, I had to make a posole! It just screamed, “Pair me with tomatillos then pour me over some hearty brown rice for a delicious #Meatfree Thai Eggplant Posole Over Rice!” So, I did!

When I bought the Thai green eggplants, I had to make a posole! It just screamed, “Pair me with tomatillos then pour me over some hearty brown rice for a delicious #Meatfree Thai Eggplant Posole Over Rice!” So, I did!

I love me a good farmer’s market. Sadly, the one by work isn’t really a “farmer’s” market so much as it is just an open air food court. There’s kettle corn. LOVE! And there’s the sausage peeps who sell all different types of sausage including duck and lamb. There’s the paella people, curry people, crepe people, ice cream people, pottery people, marshmallow, cupcake, root beer, and empanada people. Yes, there’s one maybe two and sometimes three produce vendors.

I usually bypass all of these people and head to the back of the market for my fave produce vendor.

They have the most unique and different produce of any open air market I’ve been to recently. At any given point, you can find 3 to 4 different types of peppers. This week they had two different types of beets and radishes. There were four different kinds of eggplant, five greens, and rainbow chard. How can you NOT bee line to that place every week?

When I bought the Thai green eggplants, I had to make a posole! It just screamed, “Pair me with tomatillos then pour me over some hearty brown rice for a delicious #Meatfree Thai Eggplant Posole Over Rice!” So, I did!

I bought two types of eggplant that week. They were both small eggplants. One was the Thai green eggplant and the other was just a baby eggplant.

The Thai ones are green and striped. What else is green? Tomatillas. What can you make with tomatillas? POSOLE! Oh yeah. I’m there, baby! Thai Eggplant Posole. And it has hominy. I LOVE hominy. Don’t you? I think I could eat it straight from the can. Actually, I have.

Don’t judge.

I’ve always had posole on my “to make” list. It’s not really a bucket list. That’s for items like homemade croissant, puff pastry, baguette; things like that. There’s lots on my “to make”. It’s just a list of things I can make and want to make, but just haven’t yet. Do you have a list like that?

When I bought the Thai green eggplants, I had to make a posole! It just screamed, “Pair me with tomatillos then pour me over some hearty brown rice for a delicious #Meatfree Thai Eggplant Posole Over Rice!” So, I did!

I don’t know about you, but I love LOVE anything that’s southwest, Tex-Mex or Latin American. Seriously. The flavors, the textures, the tastes; how can you not love that cuisine? I’m addicted to anything with cumin, chili powder, chiles, and corn of all types. I could eat it every week.

Honestly, how yummy does this look? The colors, the flavors, the textures all come together in a harmony of deliciousness that is this posole. And with the eggplant as the “meat” of the dish, it is very flavorful and hearty. You will not be missing the meat in this #meatfree meal. Trust me.

When I bought the Thai green eggplants, I had to make a posole! It just screamed, “Pair me with tomatillos then pour me over some hearty brown rice for a delicious #Meatfree Thai Eggplant Posole Over Rice!” So, I did!

Yes, of course, you have have a dollop of sour cream on top of this dish. It adds that creamy coolness that offsets the slight spiciness of the broth. You could also bake some corn tortillas as a garnish, too.

Since I know the hubs isn’t a huge fan of soup for dinner, I served our posole over rice to make it more stew like for him for dinner. It made the posole more stew like and well, we don’t why from carbs, especially when it’s deliciously nutty brown rice.

This delicious gem of a recipe can be found over at Take a Bite Out of Boca!  Shaina has been so kind as to allow me to contribute to her blog, so please, stop by, have a look around, and be sure to follow Shaina on Bloglovin, Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Instagram, and Pinterest!

When I bought the Thai green eggplants, I had to make a posole! It just screamed, “Pair me with tomatillos then pour me over some hearty brown rice for a delicious #Meatfree Thai Eggplant Posole Over Rice!” So, I did!
Yield: 4 servings

Thai Eggplant Posole Over Rice

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fat free vegetable broth
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup chopped Thai eggplant
  • 1 cup chopped tomatillos
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup roasted Hatch chiles, chopped (or 4 ounces chopped green chiles)
  • 14 ounces white hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Hatch chili powder
  • 8 whole corn tortillas, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups hot, cooked rice

Instructions

  1. Heat a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggplant, tomatillos, and zucchini.
  4. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until the eggplant softens. Add the Hatch chiles and cook until heated, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the broth over the vegetable mixture and stir in the hominy with the next four ingredients (minced garlic through chili powder).
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Place one cup of rice in each of four bowls and top with 1 1/2 to 2 cups of posole.
  8. Serve with warm corn tortillas.

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2 Comments

  1. How, eight years later, can this recipe still not have any comments?!?!

    So here goes: Thankyouthankyouthankyou for confirming that eggplant can go well in a pozole!

    I had cooked up a batch of hominy (from dried), with dried chipotle and lots of smoked pepper-type spices (plus – sue me – a fat pinch of fenugreek), as well as some oregano and cilantro. Oy, the outcome, after 3 twenty-minute rounds in the IP. The broth is a mahogany-red and smoky-spicy.

    So, thought I, lovely stuff and needs a sumpin-sumpin, like maybe in a pozole. Several vegan pozole recipes out there with mushrooms, and as much as I love every kind of mushroom, I just couldn’t conceive the texture/flavors in a pozole. So, green bell peppers, check. Diced canned tomatoes, check. Yellow zucchini, check (going for the color combo). And still no sumpin-sumpin, until I breezed past a yuge selection of eggplants at the international market. Whoa, thought I, and lemme check online to see if it would be legal.

    Going back to that market this evening and can’t wait to have that pozole tomorrow!

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