Stuffed Eggplants باذنجان محشي بالزيت

I’ve tried this dish about 5 or 6 years ago. An old friend of the family brought the tiniest, softest, most delicious stuffed eggplants ever. Tasted like stuffed vine leafs ورق عنب. She left the country before we were able to get the recipe from her. This is my way of imitating it.. I kinda miss her!


  1. 1 cup of rice
  2. 1/2 cup parsley
  3. 1/4 cup tomato
  4. 1/4 cup onions
  5. salt
  6. black pepper
  7. potato slices
  8. small eggplants (the light purple and white ones.)
  9. half a cup of lemon
  10. 1/4 cup olive oil
  11. 1 Garlic clove


  1. Wash the eggplants and snap the head off.
  2. Carve all the flesh out, leaving about .5 cm of flesh. (I stuffed 6 small eggplants, 4 small zucchinis and there was still more stuffing left, so if you want, you can cut use 3/4 cup of rice instead of 1 )
  3. sprinkle the eggplants with salt from the inside and leave them for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix the rice, parsley, tomato, onion, pepper, lemon, olive oil and garlic together. (you can add a bit of salt if you want, but I think the salt we used in dress the eggplants is enough)
  5. Stuff the eggplants with the mixture, leaving about  1.5 cm of empty space on top (when the rice cooks, the stuffing will increase in size)
  6. in a pot, put a layer of potato slices, then a layer of eggplants. arrange them in a way that each eggplant opening is facing the back of the other eggplant so that the stuffing doesn’t fall off.
  7. I added another layer of potato but its optional.
  8. Then, strain the mixture and pour the liquid in the pot. Add more water until it barely covers the last layer.
  9. you have to weigh in the eggplants so that they do not move when the liquid is boiling. its usually done with a plate.
  10. cook it in high heat until it starts to boil. then lower the heat and let it bake for about 1:30 hour.

That would be it :)

The result was really delicious

Bon Appetit!


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7 thoughts on “Stuffed Eggplants باذنجان محشي بالزيت

  1. hi ;basoma do u cook the rice first , or you stuff it without cooking ?
    and pls may i suggest that u put the notification if there is any new replys on email , i dont know what do they call that service but its really helpful :)

  2. Hi lulu,

    No I don’t cook the rice before stuffing it. you only soak it with water to remove any dirt :)

    and you can now subscribe to comments. just tick the box below the comment field. thank you for reminding me!

  3. Hi Basma, what do you mean by “strain the mixture and pour the liquid in the pot” !! which mixture? :) thanks

  4. سعد,

    انا ما ساح عندي :), لأن قشرة الطماط تمسكه


    الحين, مو حطينا الزيت و الليمون على العيش و حشينا كل شي؟
    بعد ما نخلص, نشخل العيش و نستخدم السوائل , نطبخ فيهم البيديان على النار

  5. Fatami, sure thing. didn’t know my Arabic is that bad :p

    The dressing we used for the uncooked rice is the same dressing we will be using to cook the eggplants. so, once we’re done stuffing the eggplants, we take the leftover dressing and pour it over the eggplants in the pot. then we add water until it barely touches the last layer.

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