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Fancy Filipino Java Brown Rice

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Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves minced garlic

1 minced red onion

12 oz mixed vegetables

1/2 tsp salt

1- 2 1/2 cooked brown rice

1 tbsp annatto seed oil

1 tsp turmeric


  1. Brown garlic and cook onions in olive oil.
  2. Add vegetables then season with salt.
  3. Add rice, annatto seed oil, and turmeric.
  4. Mix and cover for 3 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and serve hot with parsley for garnishing.

NOTE: To make annatto seed oil, heat 1 tbsp annatto seeds in warm extra virgin olive oil for 1 minute. Strain seeds to separate oil.

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Eggplant Omelette Filipino Tortang Talong



for frying: extra virgin olive oil or butter

1 chinese eggplant

1 egg

1/4 tsp salt

chopped parsley


  1. Grill eggplant on all sides until the inside is soft.
  2. Slice eggplant once vertically. Transfer to a large shallow dish. Open the eggplant and mash insides with a fork. See NOTE below
  3. Crack an egg on top of eggplant.
  4. Mix egg and eggplant insides.
  5. Slide the eggplant mixture into a preheated and oiled pan. Season with salt.
  6. Cover pan but not completely. Cook until egg is cooked (~3 mins).
  7. Flip eggplant omelette and garnish with parsley.

NOTE: You can keep the skin on or remove it.

Add more oil when the eggplant omelette sticks to the pan (if not using a non-stick pan).

Eggplant omelette is perfect with chopped tomatoes and brown rice on the side.

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