Eggplant And Feta Risotto


An eggplant and feta risotto is refreshing and hearty at the same time. Extra delicious with roasted eggplant, garlic, onion, lemon and more.

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Eggplant and feta risotto
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-09-25, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 1 hours 5 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 15-02-2021

1 hours 5 minutes 4 people Main course
Eggplant and feta risotto


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  • 300 gram risotto rice
  • 3 eggplants (or 2 large ones)
  • 2 lemons
  • 700 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 150 ml white wine
  • few sprigs of fresh mint
  • 200 gram feta
  • olive oil
  • pepper and salt to taste
Eggplant and feta risotto ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • oven
  • oven tray lined with parchment paper
  • large skillet
  • silicone spatula

Eggplant And Feta Risotto

1 hours 5 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 45 minutes

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius or 390 degrees fahrenheit and line the oven tray with parchment paper. Rinse the zucchini, remove the top and divide them in halves.

Use a sharp knife to create slices into the zucchini, but don't cut it all the wat through. Peel the onion and garlic cloves and divide them into halves as well. Divide the halved onion and garlic cloves over the oven tray.

Drizzle the eggplants with olive oil, pepper and salt and place them with the cut-side down on top of the garlic. Chop 1 lemon into halves and place it with the cut side upwards onto the oven tray.

Roast the eggplants, lemon, garlic and onion for about half an hour. The exact time depends on your oven, the eggplant should be completely soft.

Create a puree of the soft inside of the eggplants and the onion and garlic.  

Eggplant and feta risotto
Eggplant and feta risotto

Finishing the eggplant and feta risotto -- 20 minutes

Heat a dash of olive oil into the large skillet and sauté the rice for a few minutes. As soon as the rice is glossy, pour in the white wine along with the roasted lemon.

Pour the vegetable stock in batches into risotto. Stir occasionally and add the next spoonful of stock as the previous one is completely absorbed by the risotto. It's possible the risotto is already done before you used all of the stock.

Remove the roasted lemon and add the eggplant puree along with the juice of 1 lemon. Season with pepper and salt. Finely chop some mint leaves and the risotto with mint and feta. Enjoy!

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