Eggplant and Mushroom Tahcheen
Eggplant and Mushroom Tahcheen
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    This beautiful, saffron-infused savory rice cake is a regional specialty from Shiraz in central Iran. Traditionally it is made with poached chicken, but this vegetarian alternative swaps in rich and earthy portobello mushrooms and meaty eggplants. Tahcheen is a great dish to make if you are entertaining, as you can prepare everything in advance and then simply put it in the oven a few hours before your guests arrive.

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/4 cups white basmati rice
    • 1 1/4 tsp saffron strands
    • A pinch of sugar
    • 3 tbsp freshly boiled water
    • 3 medium eggplants (around 1 1/4 lb), cut lengthways into 1-inch slices
    • Sea salt and black pepper
    • Sunflower oil
    • 3 tbsp butter
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 4 Portobello mushrooms, sliced into large chunks
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric
    • 1/2 tsp allspice
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 2 egg yolks
    • Scant cup Greek yogurt
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 2 tbsp barberries (see Cooks' Note)
    • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp pistachios, roughly chopped
    • 1 tbsp sugar

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 956 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 35 g 53.28%
    • Saturated Fat: 13 g 66.47%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 899 mg 299.73%
    • Sodium: 693 mg 28.87%
    • Calcium: 182 mg 18.22%
    • Potassium: 356 mg 10.18%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 29.46%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 134 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 7 g 27.71%
    • Sugar: 27 g
    • Protein: 28 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 28.51%
    • Vitamin C 1.54%
    • Vitamin D 44.14%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch7
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total5 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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