warm brown wild rice salad
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Warm Rice Salad with Aubergine and Lentils

A flavourful brown and wild rice salad with aubergine (eggplant), lentils and sun-dried tomatoes. An ideal meal prep dish that can be enjoyed warm or cold.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: aubergine, eggplant, lentils, rice salad, wild rice
Servings: 4
Author: Teenuja Dahari - veganlovlie.com


  • 150 g brown and wild rice mix (or just brown rice), [1 cup]
  • 1 can green lentils well drained, (or 1 cup [150 g when dried] boiled but still firm)
  • 1 red onion finely sliced and chopped
  • 1 aubergine (eggplant)
  • 3 celery stalks chopped to small pieces
  • 2 - 3 sun-dried tomatoes chopped into small pieces
  • 2 - 3 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tablespoon black bean sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine
  • Small bunch chives finely chopped, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place rice in a deep container filled with water and bring to boil until cooked (but still firm and not mushy). Drain well and lay on a plate. Allow to cool.
  • Cut the aubergine into relatively small pieces (bear in mind that they will be smaller when cooked). 
  • Sprinkle generously with salt, then cover with some water for about 2 minutes. Pour out the water and rinse out excess salt. Marinade in black bean sauce.
  • Pour the oil in a fry pan. Place aubergine pieces in the pan and fry, turning occasionally, until golden and soft.Remove from pan, set aside. 
  • Place margarine in the pan. Allow to heat a little then add onions. Stir.
  • Then add lentils (make sure there is no water in lentils) and stir to coat every grain in the margarine. 
  • Add chillies then sun-dried tomatoes and celery. Stir a few times. 
  • Add rice (make sure rice is cool before adding, otherwise it will turn sticky in the pan). Stir a few times. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Garnish with some chives. Enjoy warm and with love!


Link to Warm Rice Salad with Aubergine and Lentils - https://veganlovlie.com/warm-rice-salad