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I make the occasional effort to cut back on carbs like bread and white rice, but Sam is much better at it than me. He’s usually the one to be much more proactive in encouraging healthy eating in our home. I spiralised these sweet potatoes with my trusty kit from Lakeland and then blitzed them a few times in the food processor until they were the same size and texture as rice. Then voila! A superfood substitute! 

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Sausage and Sweet Potato Dirty Rice
Serves 4
1150 calories
95 g
142 g
68 g
43 g
19 g
1075 g
1790 g
26 g
1 g
44 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1150
Calories from Fat 611
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 68g
Saturated Fat 19g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 34g
Cholesterol 142mg
Sodium 1790mg
Total Carbohydrates 95g
Dietary Fiber 18g
Sugars 26g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  2. 4 sausages cut up into 1/2'' chunks
  3. 1 yellow bell pepper, spiralised
  4. 1 red bell pepper, spiralised
  5. 2 medium sweet potatoes
  6. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 2 sticks of celery, diced
  8. 1/2 a red onion, diced
  9. 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  10. 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  11. 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  12. 1 teaspoon of paprika
  13. salt and pepper to taste
  14. parsley to top, if desired
  1. Add your oil to a large pan. Once the oil is hot, add your sausages and peppers in. Cook them for about 7 minutes, until the sausage is browned.
  2. While your meat is browning, spiralise your sweet potato into noodle strands. Then blitz those strands in a food processor until they are rice sized. Set them aside.
  3. Remove the peppers and sausage from the pan and place them on a plate. Add your garlic, celery, onions and a teaspoon of chicken stock into the pan that you had been cooking your sausage in. Let the veggies cook for 2 minutes (or until the onions are translucent) and then add in your tomato paste. Stir until the paste coats all your veg.
  4. Next add in your sweet potato rice, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper and cook for one minute. Then add in the rest of your chicken broth and stir. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Uncover occasionally to stir. If the sweet potato starts to stick to the bottom of the pan, add in more chicken stock. Lastly, add in your sausage and peppers and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked through.
  5. Top with parsley if desired.
Adapted from Inspiralized
Adapted from Inspiralized
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A  slightly healthier take on a Southern classic! 

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  • That is an awesome idea! I’ve been looking for ways to cook with sweet potato for the last few months as Dan and I have really gotten into it. This is clear winner!

    • Sweet potato is the best! I love it! I’d take sweet potato mash and chips over regular ones any day! x

  • What a great suggestion. Can’t wait to try it out!

  • This looks yum! I go through phases with my healthy eating. I’m much better at doing small healthy subs than Gary is, but I’m also much more likely to be the one asking if we can get a takeaway of have cheese for dinner haha!!

    Definitely pinning this for future inspo though 🙂 xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Thanks Katy! Sam is way healthier than me so I try to make him accountable for my healthy eating decisions. IE, rely on him saying no to Papa John’s. x

  • What an awesome idea about using sweet potatoes! I will have to try this!

  • Yum! This sounds super tasty!

  • When you start reading food blogs after you’ve had lunch and now you’re hungry again and you know there’s no more food for HOURS. Hours, Amanda, HOURS.

    • I had some sweet potato goodness as leftovers last night but wished I had had some for breakfast too! x

  • I keep hearing about these spiralisers… are they hard to clean?

    • No more hard to clean than something like a cheese grater! (But much easier than a sieve!) All the pieces disassemble on mine for easier washing. x

  • This does look really good! If only I were more carb-concious I might be motivated to make the extra effort instead of just eating rice. Unfortunately I don’t think I am 😀 lol

    On a somewhat similar subject, have you heard of Orzo pasta? I discovered it just a few days ago. It’s pasta that looks just like rice. I don’t think it’s any healthier but it is delicious! x

    • I love Orzo! It’s really good cold as well in a pasta salad like way 😉 I do just love carbs really…. x

  • Interesting but not my liking but still many would like it so thanks for sharing for those people

    • Are you not one for spicy food? Either way, completely understandable, everyone has their own tastes! x