Sweet Potato and Black Rice

Sweet Potato and Black Rice
sweet potato and black rice

My sweet potato and black rice recipe is ready to eat in less than 10 minutes and is easily adaptable to add your twist. I think the nuttiness of black rice goes well with the sweet softness of sweet potato and edamame beans. I like adding a little spice and soya sauce or tamari for a little acid and sharpness.

Over the past year, I have enjoyed eating black rice for a quick lunch or dinner. To make this recipe fast I always prep. the rice and sweet potato ahead of time. I boil black rice and roast the sweet potato the day before or in the morning before I cook it and store it in the fridge.

This black rice recipe with pre-roasted sweet potato, broccoli, and edamame beans and is served with fresh green leaves and a sprinkle of toasted seeds.

Takes = 10 minutes (with pre-cooked rice and sweet potatoes)
Makes = 3-4 serves


  • Sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped and roasted – 2 medium
  • Cooked black rice – 3-4 cups
  • Red Onion – sliced
  • Garlic – 1 ts minced or 1 small finely chopped
  • Edamame beans thawed – 1/2 cup
  • Broccoli, chopped – small 1-2 cups
  • Soya sauce – 2 tablespoon
  • Oil or choice – 1 teaspoons
  • Chilli powder or flakes – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chilli sauce to serve (optional)
  • Toasted sunflower seeds – 3 tablespoons


  • Black Rice – boil the black rice beforehand. I always rinse 1 cup and boil in about 2.5-3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Then let sit until cool with the lid on. Place in a container overnight in the fridge, ready to use the following day.
  • Sweet Potato – peel, chop and toss in a little oil and spices eg. chilli flakes, paprika, salt and pepper and roast at 180C fan for 30-35 minutes.
  • Peel and slice the onion and garlic. Sauté the onion first until soft, add in the garlic and cook slightly, toss in all the other ingredients and stir until warm
  • Served with a side of fresh greens, a drizzle of chilli sauce and a sprinkle of toasted seeds. If you would like meat to be served with grilled fish, chicken or beef.

sweet potato and black rice