Sweet Potato Rice Pilaf Recipe



My family and I really enjoy sweet potatoes and since it’s the time of year where they become quite abundant, I’m looking for great new ways to use sweet potatoes.  I think you’ll enjoy this recipe.


What You Will Need:

–   1 Tbsp of olive oil

–   1 clove of minced garlic

–   2 finely diced shallots

–   1 1/3 cups of long grain and wild rice blend

–   ½ tsp of ground cumin

–   ½ tsp of ground turmeric

–   ¼ tsp of salt

–   ¼ tsp of pepper

–   2 2/3 cups of chicken broth

–   1/3 cup of chopped pecans

–   2 large sweet potatoes, chopped in medium pieces

–   2 Tbsp of fresh basil


What You Will Need:

1.   Heat the oil in a saucepan.  Add the shallots and garlic.  Cook the contents of the pan until they are softened.

2.   Add the rice, cumin turmeric, salt and pepper.  Continue to stir for a few minutes, until the rice is lightly toasted.

3.   Now, add the broth and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

4.   Stir in the sweet potatoes and continue simmering until the liquid has been completed absorbed.  This could take up to 15 minutes.

5.   Next, take the pan off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.

6.   Fluff up the contents of the pan, stir in the pecans and basil and enjoy!


About Dino
There are many things that I love to do. One of those things is crafts! If I could find a job that involved crafts and being able to pay the bills, I'd be all over it! I've also found a great love for cooking and baking in the past few years. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to be able to fully get into cooking and baking to the degree that I would like to. I've also found myself making a HUGE effort to save my family money. I'm still a beginner but I'm surprised at how many different ways I've found to save money, including starting to use coupons! I hope you enjoy all that I'm about to share.

One Response to Sweet Potato Rice Pilaf Recipe

  1. Pingback: Chicken Pilaf | familyrecipebooks

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