Going over to a friend's tonight for dinner — she's making eggplant as a main course and there'll be rice. What would go well with that? My brain is end-of-week fried and I'm scanning for recipes. The requirements are: I need to be able to make it in under an hour (not including shopping) and I need to be able to acquire the ingredients relatively cheaply. I also live in non-huge town so very fancy or rare ingredients are probably off the table.

Suggestions?