Easy Peasy Sweet Potato Fried Rice
As far as healthy ‘Fakeaways’ go, this Sweet Potato Fried Rice is to die for! By replacing the simple carbohydrates (rice) with more complex carbs (sweet potato) not only are you creating a dish which will fill you up for longer, nourish your body more and help you lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Funnily enough this Sweet Potato Fried Rice doesn’t taste much like sweet potato! You get the mild flavour from the potato but all of the other gorgeous flavours from the ginger, chilli, garlic and soy sauce really stand out in this dish, so it’s really perfectly balanced!
The great thing about Sweet Potato Fried Rice is that it can be eaten hot or cold…it’s genuinely just as nice either way! It’s a great ‘take to work’ meal, but you can eat it just as well in front of the telly to replace your Saturday night takeaway!
Why Sweet Potato?
Although sweet potatoes are a kind of carbohydrate, they are a highly nutritious and very healthy one. They are slow release carbs, which means they fill you up for longer and won’t give you blood sugar spikes like white rice might do.
They are also full of vitamins, like vitamin A and vitamin B6, not to mention that their orange pigment is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities. After all there’s got to be a reason everyone’s so obsessed with it right!
Swapping Takeaway for ‘Fakeaway‘!
One of the things that often puts people off ‘dieting’ is the idea of giving up the naughty foods we love to eat. Takeaways are a big part of our culture and they’re hard to avoid, we’re constantly bombarded with adverts telling us to order online, on TV and on the street, it can be seriously hard to resist! Therefore, having a good bank of ‘Fakeaway’ recipes to turn to when temptation is looming is essential. You can find all of my Fakeaway recipes here.
Fakeaways are healthy, homemade, takeaways. You’re faking the flavours, textures and deliciousness of a takeaway, without the fat, oil and unhealthy ingredients. It really is the best of both worlds.
The great thing about most Fakeaways is that they usually take the same time, or less time, to make than waiting for a takeaway would do in the first place. This Sweet Potato Fried Rice for example takes just 15 minutes to make and I can’t think of a takeaway that could get to you in that time.
To Make Sweet Potato Fried Rice
This Slimming World sweet potato fried rice is a delicious way to add healthy carbs into your diet and enjoy a syn free healthy dinner. Check out the recipe video below too.
A delicious healthy 'Fakeaway' recipe which is gluten free, syn free and low carb!
10 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
5 based on 2 review(s)
- 2x Sweet Potatoes
- 1tsp Chopped Garlic
- 1/2tsp Chopped Chilli
- 1tsp Chopped Ginger
- 100g Frozen Peas
- 100g Tinned Sweetcorn
- 1/1 Onion (diced)
- 2tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1x Egg
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
- Handful Chopped Parsley
- Fry Light
- Spiralizer (enter above to win one!)
- Food Processor
- Peel the sweet potatoes and spiralize them both.
- Season the spiralized sweet potato with salt and pepper and the chopped parsley.
- Pulse the sweet potato in a blender until you have a fine rice like texture. Set aside.
- Spray a large sauce pan or wok over a high heat and add the onion and garlic. Fry unil the onion has softened, reduce the heat if the garlic starts to burn.
- Add the peas and sweetcorn and continue to stir fry for a few minutes.
- Add the ginger and chilli and continue to fry.
- Add the sweet potato rice and stir fry for two minutes. Push everything in the pan to one side and crack the egg into the other side as though you're going to fry it.
- Break the egg up with a spatula and scramble it until cooked, then mix together the rest of the contents of the pan.
- Add the soy sauce and mix.
- Remove from the heat and serve up your Sweet Potato Fried Rice!
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