Sweet Potato Wedges with Rice and Peas

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We LOVE sweet potatoes. They are the king of potatoes. The flavour always brings so much to any dish, and this recipe is gonna go straight to the top of your mid-week meals hit list. The coconut brings a true Caribbean vibe to it all. It’s damn tasty. This is a super tasty and easy plant-based dinner idea, a little bit of comfort food with a zing!!

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For the jerk rub

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For the sweet potatoes

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp desiccated coconut<item-todo-done>

For the rice and peas

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp allspice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200g basmati rice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 spring onion - finely chopped<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 garlic cloves - minced<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>6 sprigs of thyme<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>⅔ x 400g can of full fat coconut milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200ml cold water<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 x 400g can of kidney beans - drained<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done> side salad<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> chilli sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> mixed seeds<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to at 200℃ | Food processor | Mixing bowl | Baking tray | Pan (with a lid) | Sieve

First, make the sweet potato wedges

  • Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and fork the wedges a few times (this will help the flavour of the rub get right into the flesh of the sweet potato
  • Put all the Jerk Rub ingredients into a food processor and whizz them up into a thick paste
  • Pour the paste and the desiccated coconut and the wedges into a mixing bowl and mix everything round so the potatoes are well covered in flavour
  • Place the seasoned wedges on a baking tray, put the tray in the oven and bake the wedges for 30-35 minutes at 200°C

Then, make the rice

  • Pour the rice into a pan filled with cold water and stir it round until the water is cloudy
  • Pour the rice into a sieve to drain off the water and pour the rice back into the pan
  • Pour all the other ingredients, except the beans, back into the pan and lightly stir them into the rice
  • Put the rice on the stove, turn the heat up and when the rice hits boiling point, reduce the temperature, put the lid on, set to a gentle simmer and leave the pan on the stove for 10 minutes
  • Take the lid off, pour the beans into the pan, gently fold them into the rice and let the rice sit for 5 minutes

Serve and enjoy!

  • Take the wedges out of the oven and serve them immediately with the rice, a side salad, some chilli sauce and a sprinkle of mixed seeds
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