Here’s a crazy nutritious and tasty Brown Rice dish with a very delicate and subtle Indian flavor profile. It’ll accompany any meal with a touch of exoticism without completely taking over. And talk about pretty, too!

Here's a crazy nutritious and tasty Brown Rice dish with a very delicate and subtle Indian flavor profile. It'll accompany any meal with a touch of exoticism without completely taking over. And talk about pretty, too!

I’d forgotten just how much I love brown rice… but during my recent meditation retreat, I was served some almost every day and fell in love with it all over again!

So much so that when I came back home, I missed it quasi-instantly and as such, it was one of the first things that I decided to cook. And well, since most of the food that they served at the center had some kind of an Indian flair to it, I was sort of in the mood for something with a touch of that same exoticism, but without being overpowering.

This Brown Rice dish totally hit the spot! You still get to taste all the delicious nuttiness of the rice, the sweet creaminess of the sweet potatoes and refreshing chewiness of the kale, but you also get subtly transported to a beautiful, sunny place that’s filled with all kinds of love and smiles.

Here's a crazy nutritious and tasty Brown Rice dish with a very delicate and subtle Indian flavor profile. It'll accompany any meal with a touch of exoticism without completely taking over. And talk about pretty, too!

Personally, I think that this dish would go good with just about anything, be it meat, fish, legumes or even eggs — hey, you could even throw some directly IN there to turn it into a complete meal —but more importantly, it will definitely put a smile on your face. 

That, I have absolutely no doubt about… 

Sweet Potatoes and Onions are cooking in a stainless steel saute pan

The first thing you’ll want to do is cook your rice according to the direction on the package. I chose to use long grain brown rice, but really, any kind or rice will do. Go right ahead and use your fave! If you think you’re not a fan of brown rice, though, I dare you to give it a try! This very dish might very well change your mind! 

Then, once your rice is done cooking, heat a little bit of olive oil in a saute pan set over medium heat. Add the onion sweet potatoes, salt and pepper and cook them for a few minutes, until slightly caramelized and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. 

A lid is being placed over a saute pan containing sweet potatoes and onions

Now add about 2 tablespoons of water, put a lid on and continue cooking for a few minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender.

Chopped Kale and cubes of sweet potatoes cooking in a stainless steel saute pan

Stir in the chopped kale and cook until softened and vibrant green, about 1 minute.

Me I chose to remove the stems, because I find they can be a little tough sometimes, but if you like to keep them on, go right ahead and do that… you’re not gonna hurt my feelings! 

Cooked rice is getting poured into a saute pan

At this point, you’ll want to kill the heat and throw in the cooked rice and spices…

Like I said, I was going for a very subtle touch of exoticism with this dish, but if you’re looking for a more perceptible Indian flavor, feel free to use more spices! 

Here's a crazy nutritious and tasty Brown Rice dish with a very delicate and subtle Indian flavor profile. It'll accompany any meal with a touch of exoticism without completely taking over. And talk about pretty, too!

All that’s left to do now is give the whole thing a delicate toss, until all the ingredients are well combined, then serve with your favorite meat, chicken, fish, or eggs and enjoy without delay! 

Here's a crazy nutritious and tasty Brown Rice dish with a very delicate and subtle Indian flavor profile. It'll accompany any meal with a touch of exoticism without completely taking over. And talk about pretty, too!
Here's a crazy nutritious and tasty Brown Rice dish with a very delicate and subtle Indian flavor profile. It'll accompany any meal with a touch of exoticism without completely taking over. And talk about pretty, too!
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Brown Rice with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Here’s a crazy nutritious and tasty Brown Rice dish with a very delicate and subtle Indian flavor profile. It’ll accompany any meal with a touch of exoticism without completely taking over. And talk about pretty, too!
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook the rice according to the instruction on the package.
  • Once the rice is done cooking, heat a little bit of olive oil in a saute pan set over medium heat. Add the onion sweet potatoes, salt and pepper and saute for a few minutes, until slightly caramelized and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of water, cover and continue cooking for a few minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in the kale and cook until softened and vibrant green, about 1 minute.
  • Kill the heat, throw in the cooked rice and spices, and toss delicately until well combined.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 326mg, Potassium: 417mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 7955IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Indian
Author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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