This spiralized version of dirty rice uses spiralized sweet potatoes as a substitute for rice and is loaded with the bold flavors of oregano and smoked paprika. Savory chicken sausage and peppers sit atop the bed of rice for a protein and veggie packed meal.
Chicken Sausage and Peppers with Sweet Potato Dirty Rice
You can replace traditional rice with spiralized vegetable rice and make a more colorful, nutritious, and lower carb version! I love sweet potato rice especially, because it cooks perfectly al dente to the consistency of ‘regular’ rice. It fluffs up and absorbs flavor well, making each bite flavor packed.
Dirty rice is a traditional Creole dish made from white rice which gets a “dirty” color from being cooked with small pieces of meat, bell pepper, celery, and onion, and spiced with cayenne and black pepper. It sounds simple, but the flavor is robust! I’m always amazed by how much flavor gets infused in dirty rice, and with this sweet potato version, there’s a slight hint of sweetness from the sweet potatoes that’s next level.
I used chicken sausage in here, but you could also use small bits of chicken, pork, or beef. You could also use seafood, but I find that flavor wise and preparation wise, it’s easier to do one of those meats. If you want to make this vegetarian, use black eyed peas!
The sweet potato rice absorbs the vegetable broth and tomato paste, fluffs up, and creates a slightly creamy consistency that’s addictive. You will love this spiralized rice dish – and feel free to make it your own by changing up the protein!
How do you make rice from spiralized veggies?
- Check out this tutorial and easily learn how to make vegetable rice!
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