Teeta's Eggplant (Aubergine) Dirty Rice

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Misty Mathews

Dirty Rice is a staple in South Louisiana. I fell in love with this dressing at an Easter family gathering. I begged and got this wonderful recipe from my husband's Aunt Adine Laborde (TeeTa as she is known in the family) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Top Review by Susie D

I loved the addition of the eggplant and will definitely do that again when making dirty rice. I did think that this recipe needs more spices & rice added to suit the tastes of my family. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cube eggplant, boil 10 minutes and drain.
  2. Melt butter in heavy large dutch oven.
  3. Saute onion, garlic, celery, peppers until soft, add ground meat and cook until meat is done.
  4. Add eggplant to meat mixture and mash.
  5. Cook meat/eggplant mixture an additional 15-20 minutes.
  6. Add salt and peppers (adjust for taste) Then fold in rice and green onions in meat mixture.
  7. Turn off heat and let steam for 30 minutes.
  8. Fold in parsley just before serving.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a