Inspiralized Rice: The Perfect Side Dish

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Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

As I admitted on Sunday, I’m pretty pumped about my new rice discovery. I love how the spiralizer can completely revolutionize your vegetable eating.

No longer should we think “I’m going to make {insert protein here} with a side of {insert vegetable here} and a little bit of {insert carb here}.” 

Now, we think, “I’m going to make {insert spiralized veggie here} with a side of {insert protein here}.” The vegetables are stealing the show!

Spiralized Rice

Everyone loves pasta and rice. It’s filling, fluffy, and comforting. I think it’s important to consume carbohydrates – they’re essential for metabolic functions and energy conversion! 

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

I’m a big proponent of the carbs-for-lunch theory. I like to eat a sandwich, beans, or some grains to keep me going for the rest of the day. Then, for dinner, I like to keep it light with some veggies, tofu, fish or chicken. After all, we don’t need energy before we go to bed, so why eat many carbs at night?

But, to each their own. All of our bodies function differently and absorb nutrients in an individual way. Find what works best for your body and stick to it. 

However, for those of you still stuck in the “I need a side of rice” mindset, Inspiralized rice makes the perfect side dish – while keeping a slim waistline! 

Garlic-Oregano Carrot Rice

There are so many ways you can prepare rice using spiralized veggies, but today I have two examples of Inspiralized rices that I’m so into right now.

Garlic-Oregano Carrot Rice

You won’t believe it’s carrots! The garlic, oregano and chicken broth really transform the carrot bits. The consistency is unreal

Garlic-Oregano Carrot Rice

Garlic-Oregano Carrot Rice


Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Totally simple, but totally amazing. The sweet potato has a softened and fluffy rice-like consistency that’s similar to a brown rice. The sweetness of the potato pairs beautifully with the garlic and vegetable broth.

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice

Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time16 mins
Servings: 3


  • 1 large sweet potato 320g+, peeled, Blade C
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth low-sodium


  • Place your sweet potato noodles into a food processor and pulse until made into rice-like "bits." Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add in the olive oil. Once the oil heats, add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Then, add in the sweet potato bits and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine thoroughly and let cook for about 3 minutes, tossing frequently.
  • Add in the chicken broth and let reduce, 3-4 minutes. Taste and add more broth to reduce, if needed.
  • When done, plate and enjoy alongside your meal!

Will you be trying this for dinner soon? 

Garlic Sweet Potato Rice



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emilyhein727 says:
Looks yummy! How do you pulse with the spiralizer?
You place the spiralized noodles into a food processor, pulse, and make them into rice-like bits! It's so easy!
Anonymous says:
Having trouble print the receipes - the Print feature doesn't seem to be working so just printed the whole page.
Joanne says:
We eat a TON of veggies around here, but I still love the idea of adding more to our plates! Love these rice ideas.
Michon says:
I would love to see more videos!! I am so excited about my spiralizer! Just came in the mail yesterday! Planning my meals for the week now! Thanks for all the inspiration here!
Yay - I'm glad you got a spiralizer! I will work on more videos!
Jenna says:
Can I make this with butternut squash?
Stephanie says:
Trying this tonight and cannot wait! I love serving my dad veggies in all new ways and seeing how he reacts (he usually thinks they're weird, but hopefully he likes this!!) The cauli-rice he has gotten used to so hopefully the carrot rice is a hit! I did some sweet potato noodles and onion strings as a breakfast hash this morning with some ham and broccoli and MM MM! So good! I've only had my spiralizer 6 days but I can't stop!! So happy and blessed for your blog-- I love it! Thanks
Thank you so so much for the kind comment! I'm so glad you're having fun with your spiralizer and my blog! Keep it up! :)
At what temp should the rice be cooking to reduce the broth? Boiling?
It should be a medium boil, yes!
Vanessa C says:
Wouldn't boiling bits in broth turn it into a mash? I had this happen already with plantains.........
Anna says:
I like to make mexican rice to go in burritos for lunch (rice, canned tomatoes, water, spice). I'm thinking about just omitting the broth, partially straining the tomatoes and cooking them in to this rice during the last step. I'll have to try this soon!! It would be awesome if that worked because rice, beans and cheese gets kind of heavy when combined for one meal.
Robin says:
This was phenomenal. I didn't even spiralize the sweet potato first. I just sliced it in chunks and put it straight in the food processor. It came out wonderful! Thank you!
So happy to hear that you liked it!!
Hunter says:
Do you have any tips for making rice without a food processor?
Unfortunately, no! I'm so sorry, this is the only way I have found works best.
Mark says:
Use a knife and cutting board and chop to the desired consistency.
Kame says:
That's what I am planning to do - using some of the Sweet Potato "Spaghetti Noodles" I spiralized yesterday and froze ?. But can you tell me how much I should use, like would this be about 2 or 3 cups of the uncooked "rice" be a the equivalent to "one large Sweet Potato" [i have had some very large Swt. Potatoes that i received in a recent order from an organic farm, plus i do not have a scale for getting the weight] ?? I probably am not the only one who will use what I previously sprialized for recipes, so I need a reference to go by to help me. ? Many Thanks, Kame
Annie O'Shea says:
I LOVE every single recipe we have made from your website which is at least 1o dishes. I do have a comment about your webpage. I think things would work better without SO many pictures. They are all beautiful but very similar and it makes loading your page a long process. Thanls for all the recipes, videos and eberything.
I'm just curious, what does spiralizing the vegetable first do to make the consistency more rice-like? Does just putting the vegetable into the food processor and pulsing it not create the same texture? I did this today with a sweet potato (made one of your recipes) and while I admittedly don't have the Paderno spiralizer (I live in the UK, so used a UK brand to save on insane delivery fees), it was a big effort to get the sweet potato noodles and then put them in the food processor. Couldn't help but wonder if veggie rice requires spiralizing in the first place? But I'm guessing it does, since you are pretty much the expert!
Mariette says:
Need to try this!
Christa says:
I tried the carrot rice with a turkey chili (chunky, not too saucy). It was fantastic! I can't say that it feels like eating rice but it definitely is delicious and such a fun way to reduce carbs and add veggies to my meals! I also bought your book and am excited to try your recipes! What a creative way to make veggies great for those of us who don't naturally enjoy them :). Thank you!
Sarah says:
I made the carrot rice last night, and it was gobbled up! I did use the food processor to make the noodles because all of my carrots were short/skinny/broken. And then pulsed them in the same work bowl. It was quite filling!
Christine says:
Made the sweet potato "rice" the other night. It was awesome!!!! Thank you so much for helping us survive our Whole30!!!
Michel says:
Great post!!! Thanks for sharing with us. Its too delicious dish. I like it. Keep do posting such kind of recipes with us.
Genie says:
This is GENIUS! It took a minute for it to sink in that you make the noodles first and then food process to make rice, but this is so much faster than grating, and I feel like you get a better texture your way. I'm totally trying this, I LOVE carrots.
Carly Glazer says:
Yes! The best way to make veggies into rice! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

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