Sweet and Spicy Harvest Vegetables and Rice

Kale and sweet potatoes get a sweet and spicy boost of flavor from a Sriracha sauce and maple syrup dressing in this easy Harvest Vegetables and Rice dish.

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Sweet and Spicy Harvest Vegetables and Rice

Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings
SERVES 4-6
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles

Instructions

  • A delicate balance of rich flavors, our tasty Sweet and Spicy Harvest Vegetables and Rice packs tender veggies, fluffy grains, and creamy cheese all in one dish. Requiring only 5 minutes of prep, it’s not only a quick weekday meal but also a simple potluck dish.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 425°F.

    Step 2

  • Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes or until tender and golden.

    Step 3

  • In a large skillet heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat. Add peas, carrots, and red bell peppers. Cook for 2 minutes. Combine with rice, sweet potatoes, kale, and red onions.

    Step 4

  • Combine rice, sweet potatoes, kale and red onions. Blend mayonnaise with maple syrup and Sriracha; toss together with rice mixture. Top with goat cheese.

    Recipe Tips

    Replace the sweet potato with butternut squash if preferred. Substitute sweet chili sauce for maple syrup.

    To make red onions milder, soak them in cold water 5 minutes and drain before adding to recipe.

Vegetarian-Friendly Varieties

With dishes this delicious, it won’t take much convincing to join the movement and Eat Meatless on Monday — especially if you’re familiar with these Myths and Facts of Plant-Based Eating.

And, a filling meal doesn’t need meat; there are plenty of simple, budget-friendly staples that give flavor and texture to your dish. Get a protein boost with cheese or eggs. Make things interesting by changing up the way you cook the eggs — hard boiled or poached are just two different tasty variations. For vegan-friendly protein, stock your fridge with tofu or seitan and your pantry with beans and legumes. 

Sweet and Spicy

Sriracha sauce, mayonnaise, and maple syrup together make a perfect creamy blend of sweet and spicy flavors.

Love the combination and looking for more meal ideas that marry those flavors together? This satisfying Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Quinoa will not disappoint! Grab that spicy sriracha and some creamy goat cheese leftovers and whip up these Golden Beet and Rice Burger Slider wraps; learn all about Golden Beets and Other Summer Produce and make vibrant, refreshing meals all season long. If you are looking for another dinner option try our: how to cook shrimp fried rice.

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