Preparation / Directions:
Peel and slice the eggplant. Place the slices in an oiled casserole and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes on lowest oven rack at 400 degrees F. Chop/mince the other vegetables. Saute the onions and garlic, then add the other vegetables, basil,and spices. Set this aside. To assemble: spread rice over the eggplant slices, then spoon the vegetables on top. Make a custartd with remaining ingredients, Pour this custard over the casserole and bake in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes. Let stand awhile before serving.