This Sweet Potato Rice Casserole is a delicious take on an old classic. Creamy, sweet, and easily doubles! It’s an easy side dish that is perfect for holiday get-togethers.
This past week I had an opportunity to host a “Friendsgiving” party with some local friends and bloggers. We shared favorites like ham and pecan pie, and also sampled some new recipes all featuring Minute® Rice.
Minute® Rice is a staple in our household. The girls and I love to have it for breakfast with Cinnamon Toast. I love that it’s so easy to prepare- we can have great-tasting, fluffy white rice in just 5 minutes- which is perfect for busy mornings before school. Prior to making this Sweet Potato Rice Casserole I had never considered cooking rice in a fruit juice, but it adds a totally new flavor element to the dish. It would be delicious prepared with apple juice, brown sugar, and walnuts or pecans for breakfast!
One way we all agreed on when discussing our favorite ways to use rice is pairing it with some leftover ingredients- like rotisserie chicken (or turkey, maybe?) and veggies- or other fridge and pantry staples to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal. I loved the texture it added to this Thanksgiving classic.
This Sweet Potato Rice Casserole is a delicious take on an old classic. Creamy, sweet, and easily doubles! It's an easy side dish that is perfect for holiday get-togethers.
- 8 oz crushed pineapple in natural juice drain and reserve juice
- 1 cup Minute® White Rice uncooked
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 5 oz evaporated milk
- 15 oz can sweet potatoes drained
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Measure reserved pineapple juice and add enough water to make 1 cup liquid.
Prepare rice according to package directions (using 1 cup uncooked rice and 1 cup liquid).
Combine pineapple, cooked rice, egg, milk, sweet potatoes, and cinnamon in a large bowl; mix well.
Spread mixture into a 2qt baking dish and top with marshmallows.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until marshmallows begin to brown.
If your marshmallows are getting too brown, cover the dish with foil and continue baking.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.