Sticky Miso Aubergine Rice Bowl
with Garlic Pak Choi and Pickled Radish
Our Sticky Miso Aubergine Rice Bowl is a delicious veggie option that makes it easy to eat more veg in your diet and try something new!
Say hello to miso! This Japanese-style condiment will be sure to give your food an umami boost. Made from fermented soy bean paste, you can find this versatile paste as a flavour booster in rice bowls, stir-fried noodles and even pasta dishes. SOURCE OF PROTEIN - Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass.
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.
(May contain Celery)
(Contains Peanut May contain Nuts)
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Rice
Sugar for the Pickle
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Pour the water for the rice (see pantry for amount) into a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.
Stir in the rice and 1/4 tsp salt and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and cover with the lid.
Leave to cook for 10 mins, then remove the pan from the heat (still covered) and leave to the side for another 10 mins or until ready to serve (the rice will continue to cook in its own steam).
Meanwhile, trim the aubergine, then cut into roughly 2cm pieces.
Pop the aubergine onto a baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer.
When the oven is hot, roast the aubergine on the top shelf until soft and golden, 25-30 mins. Turn halfway through.
While everything cooks, trim and thinly slice the radishes.
Add your radishes to a medium bowl and stir in the rice vinegar.
Season with salt and pepper, add the sugar for the pickle (see pantry for amount) and toss to coat. Set aside for later.
Trim the pak choi, then separate the leaves. Cut each leaf in half lengthways down the middle.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Crush the peanuts in the unopened sachet using a rolling pin.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on high heat. Once hot, add the pak choi and stir-fry until just soft, 3-4 mins.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the miso paste, honey and sesame oil. TIP: If your honey has hardened, pop it in a bowl of hot water for 1 min.
Add the garlic to the pak choi and cook for 1 min more. Season to taste, then remove from the heat and cover with foil to keep warm.
When the aubergine has finished roasting, drizzle over the honey-miso sauce and toss to combine.
In the (now empty) sauce bowl (no need to clean), combine the sambal and mayo (see pantry for amount).
Pour the juice from the pickled radishes into the rice. Use a fork to combine and fluff up the grains, then share between your bowls.
Top the rice with the miso aubergine, garlic pak choi and pickled radishes in separate sections.
Drizzle over the sambal mayo and sprinkle over the peanuts to finish.