Roasted Vegetable Rice Bowl
Garlic & Herb
  1. Near East® Rice Pilaf Garlic and Herb
  2. 1.5 cups water
  3. 2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  4. 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  5. 1 purple sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  6. 2 large carrots, peeled and cubed
  7. 2 tbsp butter or butter alternative, melted
  8. 2 tbsp honey
  9. 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  10. salt and pepper, to add taste
Preparation Instructions
  1. Prepare Near East® Rice Pilaf Garlic and Herb with water and oil, following package instructions.
  2. Prepare a roasting pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Place pan in oven and allow to preheat with the oven to a temperature of 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. When the oven is preheated, carefully remove the pan and add the vegetables. Roast for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, add melted butter or butter alternative (I use plant butter), honey, thyme leaves and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Toss to coat the roasted vegetables, and place back in the oven for 5 additional minutes to caramelize.
  5. Serve roasted vegetables on top of Near East® Rice Pilaf, warm. Optional toppings that add to the flavor of this dish include: lemon juice, sesame seeds, fresh thyme or basil.
10 minutes
20 minutes