Perhaps you are in need of an elimination diet, maybe you are trying to restore your gut health, perhaps you are trying to get your kids to eat more colorful food, maybe you are nursing a baby with food sensitivities, or possibly you just want to drop a few pounds. Whatever the case, you might find yourself going grain free, Whole30, or Paleo and if that’s the case they you will want to make sweet potato rice!
Sweet potato rice? What’s that?
Sweet potato “rice” is faux rice made out of sweet potatoes!
I came across the idea of making rice out of sweet potatoes while I am currently going Paleo. I knew I’d need something to help replace my beloved grain and sweet potato “rice” fits that bill!
It’s not exactly like rice. It has a bit more of a bite to it. It obviously has a sweet potato taste… but all in all it’s a pretty great rice replacement!
This recipe is for the plain jane sweet potato rice. You can spice things up by adding your favorite seasonings. I’ve tried garlic, Italian seasonings, Mexican seasonings… really, anything you’d find on a sweet potato can go into sweet potato rice! Just add the seasonings during the cooking process; I usually add them during the sautéing part.
Sweet Potato Rice
Spiralize your sweet potato using a spiralizer. If you lack a spiralizer, then you can possibly try cutting the sweet potato into the size of tiny match sticks.
Transfer spiralized sweet potato into a food processor. Pulse 2-5 times until you get (roughly) small rice size bits.
In a skillet, add and heat coconut oil. Once hot, add in sweet potato rice. Saute for 3 minutes. Don’t forget to stir things around.
Add in broth and cook for 5 minutes or until liquid has evaporated.