Fast Recipes

Sweet potato and black bean rice bowl

Call this a power bowl if you like – we just call it super-tasty. There are layers of Mexican-inspired flavour in this deeply satisfying dish.
Sweet potato and black bean rice bowlBen Dearnley
1H 5M



1.Bring rice and 1.25 litres water to the boil in a large saucepan, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender and all water is absorbed (35-40 minutes), then remove from heat and stand covered for 10 minutes to steam.
2.Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C. Combine sweet potato, 11⁄2 tbsp oil, 1⁄2 tsp smoked paprika, and ground cumin and coriander in an oven tray, season and toss to coat and roast until tender (25-30 minutes). Place corn on a separate oven tray, drizzle with extra oil, remaining smoked paprika and sea salt and roast until tender (10-15 minutes).
3.Purée spinach, coriander, coarsely chopped spring onion, pickled chilli, garlic, half the lime juice, 50ml oil and 1 tbsp water in a blender, season and stir half into the rice. Add remaining lime juice and oil to dressing.
4.Toss beans and tomatoes in a bowl with a little coriander dressing and season to taste.
5.Top rice with sweet potato, corn, bean mixture, coriander, extra spinach and extra dressing and serve scattered with thinly sliced spring onion and crushed tortilla chips.

Drink Suggestion: A nutty brown ale.

Drink suggestion by Max Allen.


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