This dish is amazing. Instead of using Basmati rice, I used 2 cups of a wild rice blend and 5 cups of vegetable broth. I love the sweet/spicy flavor of this dish.
Sweet Potato Coconut Cashew Rice Bowl
1 sweet potato, large (baked, peeled, cubed)
1 cup brown Basmati rice (uncooked)
2 cups white Basmati rice (uncooked)
3 cups vegetable broth
3 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut milk (full fat)
1/2 cup raisins (black or golden)
1 cup cashews
1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
chopped cilantro to garnish
1. In a large soup pot, add the onion and oil. Saute over high heat for a few minutes.
2. Next, add in the rice, water, veggie broth, salt, spices and bay leaf. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover with lid and reduce heat to low. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
3. When rice is cooked, fluff. Fold in the raisins, coconut, coconut milk, maple syrup. Fluff. Adjust salt and seasoning as needed. Remove bay leaf.
4. Serve warm with chopped cilantro on top.