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Italian Eggplant with Millet & Pepper Stuffing
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Eggplant stuffed with and herbed pepper stuffing.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143.6
Total Carbs 26.0 g
Dietary Fiber 11.7 g
Sugars 6.9 g
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Potassium 650.0 mg
Protein 6.4 g
Sodium 55.3 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 3 Vegetables , 1 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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0 1/4 cup  Millet, hulled
2 each  whole eggplant
0 1/4 cup  chopped red bell peppers
0 1/4 cup  chopped green bell peppers
1 tsp  olive oil
1 each  medium garlic cloves
1 1/2 cup  low fat unsalted chicken broth
0 1/2 tsp  ground cumin
0 1/2 tsp  ground oregano
0.125 tsp  hot red pepper flakes
  1. Heat millet in a hot skillet for 5 minutes or until it is golden, transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Cut eggplant into halves lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving the eggplant shells about 1/4-inch thick, reserve the shells and chop the eggplant flesh.
  3. In a small bowl combine 1 teaspoon red bell pepper and 1 teaspoon green bell pepper and set mixture aside.
  4. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and then add the chopped eggplant, remaining red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and garlic into the skillet, cooking and stirring for about 8 minutes or until the eggplant has become tender.
  5. Combine the toasted millet, chicken broth, cumin, oregano and crushed red pepper in the skillet and bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Once brought to a boil reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the mixture covered for about 35 minutes or until all of the liquid in the skillet has been absorbed and the millet becomes tender. Remove the skillet from heat and let it stand covered for about 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add 1 cup of water to an 8-inch square baking pan.
  6. Take the reserved eggplant shells and fill them with the eggplant-millet mixture, then sprinkle the shells with the reserved chopped bell peppers and press them down lightly.
  7. Place the stuffed shells carefully into the prepared pan and bake the stuffed eggplant for 15 minutes or until it has become heated through.

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