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Miso Eggplant With Brown Rice: Healthy Recipe

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When cooking the miso eggplant in a pan or wok we do not have to turn on the oven, but it could also be roasted by adding the miso sauce at the end. In any case, try the miso paste that best suits your taste, opting for white miso if you prefer milder flavors. It’s a fantastic ingredient to add to soups, stews and sauces, and it lasts a long time in the fridge.

Miso Eggplant With Brown Rice: Healthy Recipe.


Servings: 2-4.

  • 2 grated or medium purple eggplants.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of miso paste (to taste depending on intensity).
  • 1 piece of ginger.
  • 1 tablespoons of rice vinegar.
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or molasses.
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional).
  • 1 tablespoon mirin or white wine.
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic.
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, salt.
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame seeds, brown rice to serve.

How to make miso eggplant with brown rice?

Preparation time: 30 minutes.
Difficulty: Easy.

Wash the eggplants, remove the stem end and cut into 1-2 cm long cubes. If you want, leave it with coarse salt resting on a strainer so that it loses the supposed bitterness, and then clean it well.

Heat the two tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick frying pan, or wok, and add the eggplant . Salt lightly and sauté over medium heat until it begins to brown and reduce, losing some of its water.

Peel the ginger and chop. Mix the miso, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mirin or wine and granulated garlic in a bowl. Pour over the eggplant and continue sautéing over low heat, so that the eggplant finishes cooking by gently caramelizing. Cook brown rice following package instructions and serve separately or mix. Add sesame seeds to taste.


Simple but very comforting and satisfying dish, miso eggplant with brown rice can be eaten as a single dish if we try to add a good source of protein to another meal of the day, or we can combine it in a more complete menu. If you like crunchy, I recommend toasting the sesame separately before adding it to the finished dish.

Bottom Line.

The combination of miso eggplant with brown rice creates a delicious and satisfying meal. The rich umami flavor of the miso pairs perfectly with the tender eggplant, while the nutty brown rice adds a hearty element to the dish. This dish is not only flavorful and nutritious, but also easy to prepare, making it a perfect option for a quick and healthy meal.

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