Made this for Unrated Asian Recipe Tag Game. A very good dish using black forbidden rice. As I can't eat eggplants, I used zucchini instead. Eggplants will have a creamier texture and absorb the liquid better, so that may be a bit more intense. But I loved the slightly sour taste of the zucchini combined with the nutty flavor of the rice and the fragrant sweetness of the almond sauce. Great idea for a sauce, I think I will use that in other recipes as well! Thanks a lot for posting this, I will definitely make it again! The pictures I took are a bit strange because the colour of the plate came out totally different from the original shade of red - it's actually dark red, which looks much prettier!