Saturday, December 03, 2011


tacorice Made taco rice the other night. I made it meatless this time, but to make it have some substance, I used eggplant and eringi as the "meat".

Meatless Taco Rice : 2 servings

1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 eggplant, diced
2 eringi, diced
1/4 onion, diced
1 tablespoon taco mix
*Cook until onion is transparent and eggplant cooked through
Add taco mix and stir to coat well

Black Bean Dip
1 clove garlic
1 jalapeno
1 can black bean, rinsed
1/2 yuzu, juiced (about 2 teaspoons)

Avocado Dip
1 avocado, mashed
1 yuzu, juiced (a little over a tablespoon)
*Mix well

3 scoops of canned chopped tomato
2 jalapeno

Lettuce, sliced or torn into bite sized pieces.
2 slices cheese
Rice, cooked

Put some hot rice into two bowls and add a slice of cheese on top of each.
Then put some lettuce, salsa, black bean dip and avocado dip on each.
Top with the "meat"
Enjoy with a fork or spoon!

NOTES: I thought doing this meatless would leave me feeling hungry, but it was delicious and filling too.

I'd definitely make this again.


Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

That's wonderful idea - I was just talking to my husband the other day when we went to Chinese food that I can eat all these eggplants and he could finish the meat. I'm not vegetarian and not plan to be one, but sometimes veggies like eggplant and eringi give us enough volume that I can totally pass meat. Looks delicious!

jalna said...

You had me at "taco rice". Eggplant instead of meat is an added bonus for me. Yumm!!

K and S said...

I don't plan to be vegetarian either Nami :)

You should ask Wendell to make for you Jalna :)

Take care you two.

Lizzy said...

Sounds wonderful, Kat! I probably couldn't sell this to my carnivores, but I'd be happy to eat my share :)

Japan Australia said...

Using the eggplant and eringi as the "meat" is a good idea for a vegetarian dish and sounds like you didn't miss the real "meat".

Japan Australia

Rowena... said...

You make me feel like going on another mexican food chowdown again. Hmmmm....this would go well in a burrito too!

K and S said...

I'll save you a place at our table then Lizzy :)

definitely substantial J-A!

or with tortilla chips Rowena :)

take care everyone.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks delicious. I find that when I use either eggplant or mushroom I feel full and satisfied. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb, I'll think I'll try subbing out meat with these two veggies more often :)

Take care.

K said...

Looks great, I love taco rice!

K and S said...

me too K :)

Take care.