Mediterranean Eggplant, Artichoke and Feta Rice Salad
- 1 medium eggplant, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices
- 2 Tbs vegetable oil
- 3 cups cooked long grain white rice, cooled
- 1 6-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped, liquid reserved
- 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
- 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil leaves
- 1 4-ounce package crumbled feta cheese with basil and tomato
- salt and pepper
- Preheat broiler. Brush eggplant slices with oil. Broil 4 inches from heat source 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until tender and lightly browned; cool. Cut eggplant into 1-inch pieces and place in large bowl. Add rice, artichoke hearts, olives and basil. Combine reserved liquid from artichoke hearts and feta cheese. Drizzle over salad and gently toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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