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Black Bean & Sweet Potato Rice Bowls

With three hungry boys in my house, dinners need to be quick and filling, and it helps to get in some veggies, too. This one is a favorite because it's hearty and fun to tweak with different ingredients. —Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups chopped fresh kale (tough stems removed)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • Lime wedges, optional
  • Additional sweet chili sauce, optional


  • Place rice, garlic salt and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat; saute sweet potato 8 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until potato is tender, 4-6 minutes. Add kale; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir in beans; heat through.
  • Gently stir 2 tablespoons chili sauce and remaining oil into rice; add to potato mixture. If desired, serve with lime wedges and additional chili sauce.
Health Tip: Sweet potato + kale + black beans = nearly 1/3 of the daily value for fiber per serving!
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 435 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • pattiejean
    Nov 4, 2020

    This was delicious and quick and easy to prepare. The colors and flavors are a great combination. I will try it again with brown rice in the future. A great filling and healthy dish! VFE

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    Jul 2, 2019

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  • slocook805
    Oct 25, 2018

    I added 2 cloves of minced garlic and some shredded chicken to this for a one dish meal and it was very good.

  • curlylis85
    Jan 2, 2017

    A perfect meatless weeknight dinner. My kids (7,4, and 1) gobbled it down, and I think I'll make a double batch next time so we can have leftovers. My husband and I liked it with extra chili sauce on top but I left that off for my youngest two.