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Spicy Eggplant Mapo Tofu

A bowl to set your senses alight, fragrant and fiery mapo tofu originated in the spice-loving province of Sichuan in China. It's a textural treat with creamy eggplant, silky tofu and soft rice doused in a chilli-laced sauce. Quick and simple but packed with sweet, hot and wholesome flavour, it’s one for your vegetarian repertoire.

Spicy

30 Minutes

Recipe

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01

Cook Rice

Place rice in a saucepan over medium heat with 310ml (1¼ cups) cold water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until cooked. Set aside, covered, until you’re ready to serve.

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Prepare Ingredients

Meanwhile, roughly chop eggplant into 4cm pieces. Peel and grate ginger, crush garlic and shred bok choy. Thinly slice spring onions, keeping the white and green parts separate.

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03

Cook Eggplant

Heat a large frypan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil and eggplant and cook eggplant for 6-8 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until golden-brown and caramelised.

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04

Add Aromatics

Add garlic, white spring onion and ginger and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add chilli bean paste, sesame oil, sugar and 60ml (¼ cup) water and cook for a further 5–7 minutes or until sauce is slightly reduced and thickened.

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Add Bok Choy

Add bok choy and cook, stirring, for 1–2 minutes or until wilted. While bok choy is cooking, chop silken tofu into cubes.

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06

Plate Up

Add silken tofu to eggplant and toss gently to coat, taking care not to break up tofu. Divide rice, eggplant and tofu between bowls and top with green spring onion to serve.

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Spicy Eggplant Mapo Tofu

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Very tasty and quick to cook which is a big help during the week when you are working.

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