Inspiralized Rice: The Perfect Side Dish

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

As I admitted on Sunday, I’m pretty pumped about my new rice discovery. I love how the spiralizer can completely revolutionize your vegetable eating.

No longer should we think “I’m going to make {insert protein here} with a side of {insert vegetable here} and a little bit of {insert carb here}.” 

Now, we think, “I’m going to make {insert spiralized veggie here} with a side of {insert protein here}.” The vegetables are stealing the show!

Spiralized Rice

Everyone loves pasta and rice. It’s filling, fluffy, and comforting. I think it’s important to consume carbohydrates – they’re essential for metabolic functions and energy conversion! 

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

I’m a big proponent of the carbs-for-lunch theory. I like to eat a sandwich, beans, or some grains to keep me going for the rest of the day. Then, for dinner, I like to keep it light with some veggies, tofu, fish or chicken. After all, we don’t need energy before we go to bed, so why eat many carbs at night?

But, to each their own. All of our bodies function differently and absorb nutrients in an individual way. Find what works best for your body and stick to it. 

However, for those of you still stuck in the “I need a side of rice” mindset, Inspiralized rice makes the perfect side dish – while keeping a slim waistline! 

Garlic-Oregano Carrot Rice

There are so many ways you can prepare rice using spiralized veggies, but today I have two examples of Inspiralized rices that I’m so into right now.

Garlic-Oregano Carrot Rice

You won’t believe it’s carrots! The garlic, oregano and chicken broth really transform the carrot bits. The consistency is unreal

Garlic-Oregano Carrot Rice

Garlic-Oregano Carrot Rice

Garlic Oregano Carrot Rice

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 1

Garlic Oregano Carrot Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot, peeled, Blade C
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth, low-sodium

Instructions

  1. Place your carrot noodles into a food processor and pulse until made into rice-like "bits." Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, add in the olive oil. Once the oil heats, add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Then, add in the carrot bits, season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir to combine thoroughly and let cook for about 3 minutes, tossing frequently.
  3. Add in the vegetable broth and let reduce, about 3 minutes. Once reduced, taste. If the carrot taste is too strong, add in another 1/4 cup of broth and let reduce.
  4. When done, plate and enjoy alongside your meal!
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Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Totally simple, but totally amazing. The sweet potato has a softened and fluffy rice-like consistency that’s similar to a brown rice. The sweetness of the potato pairs beautifully with the garlic and vegetable broth.

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes

Servings: 3

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (320g+), peeled, Blade C
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, low-sodium

Instructions

  1. Place your sweet potato noodles into a food processor and pulse until made into rice-like "bits." Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, add in the olive oil. Once the oil heats, add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Then, add in the sweet potato bits and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine thoroughly and let cook for about 3 minutes, tossing frequently.
  3. Add in the chicken broth and let reduce, 3-4 minutes. Taste and add more broth to reduce, if needed.
  4. When done, plate and enjoy alongside your meal!
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Will you be trying this for dinner soon? 

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

 

 

Comments

  1. Looks yummy! How do you pulse with the spiralizer?

  2. Anonymous :

    Having trouble print the receipes – the Print feature doesn’t seem to be working so just printed the whole page.

  3. Joanne :

    We eat a TON of veggies around here, but I still love the idea of adding more to our plates! Love these rice ideas.

  4. Michon :

    I would love to see more videos!! I am so excited about my spiralizer! Just came in the mail yesterday! Planning my meals for the week now! Thanks for all the inspiration here!

  5. Jenna :

    Can I make this with butternut squash?

  6. Trying this tonight and cannot wait! I love serving my dad veggies in all new ways and seeing how he reacts (he usually thinks they’re weird, but hopefully he likes this!!) The cauli-rice he has gotten used to so hopefully the carrot rice is a hit!
    I did some sweet potato noodles and onion strings as a breakfast hash this morning with some ham and broccoli and MM MM! So good! I’ve only had my spiralizer 6 days but I can’t stop!!

    So happy and blessed for your blog– I love it! Thanks

  7. At what temp should the rice be cooking to reduce the broth? Boiling?

  8. Vanessa C :

    Wouldn’t boiling bits in broth turn it into a mash? I had this happen already with plantains………

  9. Anna :

    I like to make mexican rice to go in burritos for lunch (rice, canned tomatoes, water, spice). I’m thinking about just omitting the broth, partially straining the tomatoes and cooking them in to this rice during the last step. I’ll have to try this soon!! It would be awesome if that worked because rice, beans and cheese gets kind of heavy when combined for one meal.

  10. Robin :

    This was phenomenal. I didn’t even spiralize the sweet potato first. I just sliced it in chunks and put it straight in the food processor. It came out wonderful! Thank you!

  11. Hunter :

    Do you have any tips for making rice without a food processor?

  12. Annie O'Shea :

    I LOVE every single recipe we have made from your website which is at least 1o dishes. I do have a comment about your webpage. I think things would work better without SO many pictures. They are all beautiful but very similar and it makes loading your page a long process. Thanls for all the recipes, videos and eberything.

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