Naturally vegetarian, this Sweet Potato Cajun Rice Bowl is super healthy and absolutely satisfying any time of the day! A nutritious combination of veggies that will keep you stomach full and your belly happy!
Introducing a delicious combination of rice, fresh and sautéed veggies, rich seasoning, healthy fats, and fresh herbs, this recipe is hard to beat in terms of flavors and colors. Simply addictive from top to bottom!
Being a plant-based dish with added protein from avocados, this recipe makes a perfect lunch or dinner bowl packed with all kinds of healthy stuff your body needs.
Sweet Potato Cajun Rice Bowl
The great thing about this Cajun Sweet Potato Rice Bowl recipe is simply the fact that it takes little effort and minimal time to prep!
It is also a great recipe if you are trying to maintain a balanced healthy lifestyle. It is a great option for vegans, or days when you are trying to cut out on meat.
Have I said enough? Well…maybe not! Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about your soon-to-be favorite recipe!
Let Me Help With Meal Prep!
This recipe calls for sweet potato, onions, and peppers to be baked. So, the great thing about it is that you can place them all on a baking sheet and bake them together at the same time! Super efficient and simple to do!
Another option would be to quickly sauté the onions and peppers. You can also boil or microwave the sweet potatoes, and BAM! Your cooking adventure just got a whole lot easier!
What Goes in This Bowl?
Building on the base of rice, this recipe is literally all about staple ingredients you most likely have in your home right now!
Made with lettuce, corn and peppers, rest assured that you don’t have to worry too much about planning a trip to the grocery store to hunt down ingredients!
You can use any color peppers you like. I didn’t have green peppers, so I used what was available to me which were yellow, orange and red peppers.
Finally, and what can only be described as for my favorite part of this recipe, adding creamy avocados bring to the table plant-based healthy fat to make this a perfectly balanced rice bowl.
Perfect for a Hearty Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner!
Add-Ins And Variations
What I love about rice bowl recipes is that once you get the base of rice right, you are totally free to add, omit, or swap ingredients to your heart’s desire!
This healthy bowl can be topped with a variety of options like green onions, red onion, sunflower seeds, kidney beans, chickpeas, red cabbage, roasted russet potatoes, roasted beets, brussels sprout, fresh cilantro, or even lime wedge!
Cajun Sweet Potato Bowls can also be topped with sour cream, feta cheese, or cheddar cheese.
Oh! If you are not following any specific diet, then flavorful chicken breasts, ground beef, shrimps, or any kind of protein would make an amazing addition to this delicious bowl.
Not a Fan of Tahini Dressing? Check This Out!
When I tell you there are no limits to what you can do regarding this recipe, I am dead serious! Here’s how you can fix your little dilemma with avocado lime dressing, if you are not a fan of tahini dressing!
In a food processor or blender, combine ripe avocados, plain Greek yogurt, red wine vinegar, lime juice, fresh parsley, honey, Cajun seasoning, and heavy cream.
Blend until smooth, drizzle all over your rice bowl, and enjoy!
Oh! Some people would prefer to stick with something familiar like Teriyaki sauce. Again, as long as you find it delicious, nothing can stop you from adding whatever you crave!
A Super Efficient and Simple Recipe!
How to Store Your Sweet Potato Cajun Rice Bowl
There is never a good reason to throw away any meal’s leftovers! If you are anything like me, then you would surely appreciate a hidden savior to fight any sudden hunger that might hit you during the day!
To store: This meal holds for about 4-5 days if stored properly in an airtight container in the fridge. However, you might want to check the avocado slices if they are still in eatable condition.
Meal Prep: This recipe makes a great meal prep option! Simply follow the instructions mentioned below, place them in an airtight container, then add the tahini dressing and avocado when ready to consume. Easy!
Tips for Perfect Results
Tip 1: Chop the sweet potatoes in chunks of the same size (no longer than half an inch), and place them as a single layer on the baking sheet. Chopped potato cubes will guarantee even cooking.
Tip 2: If it’s your first time making this recipe, I would recommend sticking to the instructions in the recipe card. But remember, you can also adjust the seasoning to your liking.
Tip 3: Feel free to use fresh corn, corn on the cob, or canned corn like I did! It is all really up to you and what you have available in your kitchen!
Frequently Asked Questions
Cajun seasoning is basically a spice mix of garlic powder, onion, salt, oregano, and paprika (or chili powder). It is found at your local grocery store, but you can also make your own homemade Cajun seasoning if you prefer.
I used long grain white rice, but feel free to swap it for whatever fits your preferences. Brown rice, wild rice, or even short grain rice, make good options too.
Roast the potatoes until golden brown. Another option would be microwaving the sweet potatoes. This would minimize the cooking process’s total time.
A Delicious Fully Rounded Meal!
The Ingredient List
- sweet potatoes, cubed
- olive oil
- Cajun seasoning
- onion, cubed
- mixed bell pepper, diced
- corn, drained
- hass avocado, sliced or cubed
- cooked rice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- tahini paste
- plain yogurt
- lemon juice
- garlic clove, minced
- salt to taste
Follow The Instructions
First, preheat oven to 400°F.
Second, place parchment paper on a baking sheet, and spray with cooking spray. Place the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes, onions, and peppers on the baking sheet; then place in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook rice according to instructions, then place in serving bowl.
Next, begin assembling the bowl by adding the baked potatoes, onions, peppers, mixed greens, corn, and sliced avocado.
Then, make the tahini dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Finally, top your bowl with tahini sauce then garnish with cilantro and a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning.
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Cajun Sweet Potato Rice Bowl
- 2 sweet potatoes cubed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ tablespoon cajun seasoning
- 1 onion cubed
- 1 cup mixed peppers diced
- ¼ cup corn drained
- ½ hass avocado sliced or cubed
- 1 cup cooked rice
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup tahini paste
- ¾ cup plain yogurt *VEGAN Yogurt for vegans
- ¾ cup lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
- Place the peeled and cubed sweet potatoes, onions, and peppers on the baking sheet; then bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook rice according to instructions then place in serving bowl.
- Begin assembling the bowl by adding the baked potatoes, onions, peppers, mixed greens, corn, and sliced avocado.
- For the tahini dressing, mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Top with tahini sauce, then garnish with cilantro and a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning.
- Chop the sweet potatoes in chunks of the same size (no longer than half an inch), and place them as a single layer on the baking sheet. Chopped potato cubes will guarantee even cooking.
- If it’s your first time making this recipe, I would recommend sticking to the instructions in the recipe card. But remember, you can also adjust the seasoning to your liking.
- Feel free to use fresh corn, corn on the cob, or canned corn like I did! It is all really up to you and what you have available in your kitchen!