Makes a great veggie main meal!
You can substitute any red wine for the Marsala.
I can describe this dish in one word: "Meh.". The vegetables were tasty and the rice was filling, and that was about it. It made for a rather bland meal. I'd like to find a substitute for the wine, as the vintage I used soured during cooking and gave the whole dish a slightly vinegary flavour. - 11 Dec 2014
I love this recipe. I have made it twice. I took the advice of another reviewer and flipped the cooking order of the eggplant and onions. When I cooked the eggplant first it soaked up all the oil and there wasn't any left to cook the onions. It worked much better the opposite way. I also used a can of Italian diced tomatoes (only because I didn't have any fresh) and that worked out great. I added extra water but I also used very large vegetables so that could be why I needed more water. All in all a very good way to use up vegetables from the garden. It freezes great too! - 31 Jul 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This dish had nice flavor and was very easy to make. As per other reviewers I sauteed my onions and garlic first, then added the eggplant. After adding the other ingredients I discovered I only had organic rice in the house, which extended the cooking time a bit but otherwise worked just fine. I think I skipped the Marsala (feeding to kids) but we certainly didn't miss it. Thanks for a keeper! - 03 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)