Monday, March 16, 2015

Brown Rice Peanut Bowl with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Black Beans

This is my idea of comfort food. Creamy sweet potatoes & that salty sweet spicy peanut sauce are a match made in heaven. Plus, if you get the rice going, then get the potatoes roasting, you can prepare the sauce and rinse a can of beans by the time the rice & potatoes are done. Fast & easy!


For rice:
1 cup brown rice, rinsed
2 1/2 cups water
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon coconut oil

For roasted sweet potatoes:
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch chunks
1.5 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
salt and pepper, to taste

For peanut sauce:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup water
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 thumb-size piece ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sriracha

For beans:
1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed


Prepare rice:
Cook rice according to package directions (or follow my directions for perfect brown rice).

Roast sweet potatoes:
Preheat oven to 400. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, toss sweet potatoes with coconut oil, salt & pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip and bake 10 minutes more.

For peanut sauce:
Whisk all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth and slightly thickened.

Layer brown rice, sweet potatoes, peanut sauce & beans in a bowl. Enjoy!

Yield: 2 servings

P.S. peanut butter is good for you <3

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