Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Winter Harvest Rice

I love rice.  I am half Filipino, so eating rice is like eating peanut butter sandwiches for some.  Or like candy for others.  It has been a part of my daily menu for my entire life.  Over the last several years, I have really tried to move our family menu away from processed foods and closer to whole grain foods.  We have been eating brown rice for many years, and I found a way to jazz it up a bit.  It turned out really good!  I may have mentioned yesterday my complete love for sweet potatoes, so why not add those little darlings to brown rice?  But, feel free to add whatever your little heart, and stomach, desires!

Here is Challenge #7:

Winter Harvest Rice
created by Kitchen Groovy

2 C uncooked brown rice
1 small sweet potato, uncooked, peeled and diced small
1/4 C Craisins
1/4 C sliced almonds, toasted
1/4 tsp. ground sage
Kosher Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper

Cook brown rice according to package directions.  While rice cooks, peel sweet potato and dice.  Saute diced sweet potato until cooked.  Mix in small bowl sage, salt & pepper - add to sauteed sage in the skillet.  Saute for a few more minutes until spices are infused into the sweet potato. 

Transfer cooked brown rice to serving bowl - add sweet potatoes, craisins and sliced almonds to the rice.  Mix together and serve!! 

Enjoy and live with gusto!


  1. Adding this to my menu for next week!

  2. Yum! I have always loved rice, so I am constantly looking to jazz it up. This sounds so good, I will have to make it very soon! Merci beaucoup!