Sweet Potato Rice Pilaf

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Step 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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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories 210
  • Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Carbs 35 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 320 mg