Steam the 1 1/2 cups of rice --when it's done it will be 3 1/2 -4 cups of rice
In a large pot like a dutch oven start to brown your ground meat along with the diced onions and Bell pepper. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Once the ground meat is done add the peeled and diced eggplant. Turn to medium heat
Stir as the eggplant cooks down. When the eggplant looks almost like mush , it is done.
Add the cream of mushroom soup and mix in well
Add the rice a little at a time
Sprinkle in Tony Chachere..This is optional but if you don't add it I recommend adding more salt and pepper to taste.
Mix well and it is ready to serve