Sweet Potato Rice

Sweet Potato Rice

I keep a stash of recipes that are ready for publishing in a folder. Ready to do some spring cleaning I paged to the oldest one. Yikes! September was only yesterday, wasn’t it? But…but…but it’s 6 months ago! How could this recipe go unnoticed by me? Okay, let’s admit it; it’s not as fancy as some of the dazzling recipes on Greedy Gourmet but that doesn’t mean it’s less tasty. The reason why I really like this recipe is because it takes boring boiled rice and adds a dash of flavour, a splash of colour and sweetness to it, which makes it a very appealing and appetising side dish.

Sweet Potato Rice
Serves 6
Preparation: 10 mins – Cooking: 20 mins

Sweet Potato Rice

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 kg (2 lbs) sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 400g (14 oz) rice, e.g. basmati
  • 1L (4 cups) vegetable stock
  • parsley, as garnish (optional)
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the garlic gently for 1 minute.
  2. Add the sweet potato and rice to the saucepan and make sure you coat them with the oil. Add the hot vegetable stock and turn the heat down to simmering.
  3. Cover and cook gently for 15-20 minutes, till all the stock is absorbed and the rice and sweet potato is cooked. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Serving Suggestion
  • This side-dish is very versatile and will go well with grilled fish or any stew or casserole.


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