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Sweet Potato Rice Pilaf

Learn How to make this healthy Sweet Potato Rice recipe and it is sure to become a new habit! It is the perfect vegan side dish, and is fabulous as the base for a bowl. Getting your kids to eat their veggies at family dinners just got easier!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy
Keyword easy, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 161kcal


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut with a julienne peeler, spiralized, or riced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon diced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  • Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sweet potatoes, red pepper, shallots, paprika and salt Cover and cook for 5 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  • At this point, provided your cuts are thin enough, the potatoes will start to break into a rice-like form.
  • Uncover and stir in green onions and chives. Cook for another 4 minutes, stirring to break apart the sweet potatoes.
  • Add walnuts and serve warm.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15105IU | Vitamin C: 41.7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg