• Aubergine Stuffed With Cajun Rice ( With Pork Chop Variation)

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    • 2 x Aubergines, about 24-ounce each
    • 1 c. Minced onions
    • 1/2 c. Water
    • 1/8 c. Corn kernels
    • 1 x Yellow bell pepper, minced
    • 1 c. Warm cooked rice
    • 4 ounce Reduced-fat turkey sausage, links Cajun-Style, cooked, liquid removed and minced
    • 1 med Tomato, minced
    • 1/4 c. Minced fresh parsley
    • 1/2 tsp Dry basil, leaves only
    • 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 tsp Grnd cumin Salt, optional Freshly grnd black pepper
    • 1/4 c. Dry bread crumbs


    1. Review: "This Cajun dish has been lightened with reduced fat turkey sausage and fresh vegetables. Naturally, there's rice and a little bayou heat."
    2. Preheat the oven to 450F. Halve each aubergine, remove the tops and, using a melon baller, scoop out the flesh, leaving 1/4" thick shells. Chop the aubergine flesh.
    3. Place the shells in boiling water for 2 to 3 min to soften. Invert and drain on paper towels.
    4. Coat a large no-stick frying pan with no-stick spray. Add in the onions and water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 min, or possibly till the onions soften.
    5. Add in the corn, yellow peppers and minced aubergine. Cook for 5 min.
    6. Add in the rice, sausages tomatoes, parsley, basil, pepper flakes and cumin.
    7. Cook for 10 min, or possibly till the aubergine softens. Season with the salt
    8. (if using) and black pepper.
    9. Divide the mix among the aubergine shells, mounding it as necessary to fit. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with no-stick spray and arrange the shells in the baking dish. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs.
    10. Bake for 25 to 30 min, or possibly till the topping is browned.
    11. 25 min of attention. 55 mins total.
    12. VARIATION: Cajun Stuffed Pork Chops* Trim 4 lean loin pork chops of all excess fat, then split horizontally.* Stuff each chop with 1/4 c. leftover Cajun rice. Secure with toothpicks.* Dust the chops with flour seasoned with Cajun seasoning.* Sear the chops on both sides in a warm pan coated with no-stick spray.* Then bake, uncovered, at 375F for 35 min, or possibly till the chops are cooked through.* Serve with unsweetened apple sauce or possibly steamed red cabbage sprinkled with balsamic vinegar.

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