Sweet Potato Pork Fried Rice [Recipe]
Making “rice” substitutes out of vegetables is all the rage right now! Not only is it a great way to get your veggies in and keep your carb macros in check, but it makes your meals that much more satisfying as you can invariably have a whole lot more! At least I know that whenever I measure out a portion of rice it always looks depressingly small in respect to its carb content.
I’ve been making cauliflower rice for a long time now but this is my first time making sweet potato rice. It came out really well & not too mushy! Sweet potato rice has a ton more flavor than cauliflower rice and is a great substitute when you do need some extra carbs and you’re still trying to meet your daily veggies goal. Give this paleo-inspired take on a Chinese favorite a go!
Sweet Potato Pork Fried Rice
- 4 whole green onions diced
- 1200 g raw sweet potatoes processed into rice
- 1.5 lbs ground pork 90/10 lean
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tsp fish sauce
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 eggs
- dash salt and pepper to taste
- Chop sweet potatoes into small chunks and add them to a food processor using the chop blade. Pulse in the processor until the sweet potatoes are broken down into small, rice-like pieces. (You may have to do this in 2 batches, only fill the food processor halfway full to allow it to process. Don't over process, as potatoes will turn to mush).
- In a large pan over medium-high heat, add pork to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Break up into small bits and cook until it has developed a brown crust, about 8 minutes. Drain fat, reserving at least 1 tbsp in the pan.
- While the pork is cooking, cut up green onions.
- Add sweet potato rice to pan. Add the green onions, coconut aminos, fish sauce and cayenne. Mix well. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sweet potatoes start to soften.
- Crack the eggs into the pan and stir them around to scramble. Continue to stir until the eggs are fully cooked, 2-3 minutes.
- Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired.
- Remove from heat and serve.
We’d love to feature your recipes! Which of your favorite meals do you substitute with veggie rice?