Sweet Potato Rice Pilaf

8
Easy
Side Dishes

Characteristics

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

210
Calories
5 g
Protein
35 g
Carbs
3 g
fiber
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Nutritional Facts

1 8
  • Amount For Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 210
  • Lipides 5 g
    • Saturated fat  0.5 g
  • Sodium  320 mg
  • Carbs 35 g
    • fiber  3 g
  • Protein 5 g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/3 cups (325 mL) Long Grain and Wild Rice Blend
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 2 2/3 cups (650 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (approx. 3 cups/750 mL), medium dice
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh basil

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the shallots and garlic, cook until slightly softened. Mix in rice, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, 1 to 2 min. until spices are fragrant and rice is lightly toasted.
  2. Stir in the broth, bring to a low simmer and continue cooking for 5 min. Add the sweet potatoes and continue simmering covered until all the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 min. Remove from heat and let stand 5 min.
  3. Gently fluff with a fork, stir in pecans and basil and serve.
Tip:
A quick stovetop side dish that cooks as your turkey browns in the oven.

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