Recipe by: Real Simple
Serves: serves 4
Prep Time: Quick & Easy

Ingredients

1 cup long grain white rice

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

1 teaspoon cornstarch

4 teaspoons canola oil

1 lb firm tofu – drained, patted dry, and cut into 1-inch cubes

1 small eggplant (about 1 3/4 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch pieces

4 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 red serrano or jalapeno chili, sliced

1/4 cup basil leaves, torn

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1. Cook  the rice according to the package directions.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin, vinegar, and cornstarch.

3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu; cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil to the skillet. Add the eggplant, scallion whites, garlic, chili and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

4. Cook, tossing frequently, until the eggplant is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the hoisin mixture, tofu, and scallion greens and cook, tossing gently, until the sauce is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.

5. Serve with the rice and sprinkle with the basil.