I may receive commissions from purchases made through links in this article. Full Disclosure

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" - Perfect rice replacement for those who are grain free, whole30, paleo, or even picky kids.

Sweet Potato Rice

1 large sweet potato
1 Tbs coconut oil
1/2 cup broth (chicken or veggie. Homemade is preferred.)
salt and pepper to taste

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.

Serves 2

FTC DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging and social media activities, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement, recommendation, reviews and/or link to any products or services from this article. However, I only recommend products or services I feel are up to my standards. The Pistachio Project’s a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
All information on The Pistachio Project is meant for educational and informational purposes only. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products and/or information are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with their health care provider. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medication, please consult your physician.