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13 January 2017

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Rice Bowls

So, living with a vegan daughter has made life very interesting.  I'm finding that it's fun to cook and discover new and good for us recipes. This one is just that!

This recipe comes from the latest Simple and Delicious magazine but I've tweaked it a bit for our preferences.


1 c. uncooked rice blend
(I use Rice Select's Royal Blend which is a mix of texmati white, brown, wild, and red....it is a legit non GMO product, too)
1/4 tsp garlic salt or garlic powder
1 1/2 c. water
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1/4 c. red onion, finely chopped
2 c. fresh baby kale or spinach
1 can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp pineapple salsa or sweet chili sauce 
(I use the salsa)
1 c. sweet corn, cooked 
(I use frozen corn, microwaved for about 3 min)
2 tsp lime juice
lime wedges, optional
tortilla wraps
(we use spinach wraps)
tortilla chips, optional

  • Cook rice according to package directions with the garlic and water.
  • Meanwhile, saute the potato in 2 Tbsp of the olive oil for about 8 minutes and then add in the onion.  
  • Stir often and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the baby spinach or kale.  Stir and simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the beans, stirring and cooking on simmer for another 1-2 minutes.
  • To the rice, add the lime juice, salsa (or chili sauce) and the remaining olive oil.
  • Add rice to a large bowl and pour the potato mixture on top.  Stir well.
  • Add in the cooked corn and stir again.
  • Top with lime wedges.
  • Serve in crisp tortilla shells (baked in tortilla baking bowls on 425 for 7 minutes) OR simply put in warmed tortilla and roll up.
  • Serve corn chips on the side or for dipping.
TIPS:  You can use regular minute rice but the rice blend is a healthier option.

Also:  if you don't have tortillas in the house, you can simply place the rice mixture in deep cereal bowls.  If you are not vegan, you can add shredded sharp cheddar cheese.


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Rice Bowls
Fresh cut mango, kiwi or strawberries for a side dish


PLEASE NOTE:  as with all recipes under the "faithfixes" label, you do have permission to copy and print this recipe.

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