Sweet Potato Bowl with Chipotle Crema

Serves:

6 Servings

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

45 Minutes

Total Time:

1 Hour

I used one chipotle pepper and thought the heat was perfect. The sauce is delicious and pairs really well with the sweet potato and bean mix.

Ingredients

Rice:



  • 2 cups of brown rice

  • 3 cups of water or veggie broth

  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon of salt


Roasted Sweet Potatoes:



  • 4 large sweet potatoes

  • 1 teaspoon of paprika

  • 1 teaspoon of cumin

  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon of salt



Bean Mix:



  • 1 can or 2 cups of cooked beans (drained and rinsed)

  • 1 can or 2 cups of corn (drained)

  • 1 tablespoons of water

  • Juice of ½ a lime

  • ½ teaspoon of cumin

  • ¼-½ teaspoon of salt

  • ¼ cup of chopped cilantro



Chipotle Crema (Easy Chipotle Crema - Sweet Simple Vegan)



  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1–2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (depending on how spicy you want it)

  • Juice from 1/2 lime (or about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons)

  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Preparation

For the sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Peel potatoes and cut into ½” cubes. Add to a sheet pan, sprinkle with seasonings and toss. Arrange in a single layer. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, tossing halfway through to ensure the potatoes cook evenly.



For the rice, rinse rice then add to a large pot with water/broth, garlic powder and salt. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook over low heat until tender and liquid is absorbed, about 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered for 10 minutes then fluff with a fork.



Add beans and corn to a small pot on low/medium heat. Add water and seasoning and cook until warmed through. Remove from heat. Add in lime juice, cilantro and mix together.

For the sauce, add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.



Assemble bowls by adding roasted sweet potatoes, rice, corn and bean mix and avocado to a bowl. Top with chipotle sauce and enjoy!

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