Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Rice Recipe

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Milton Little Modified: March 23, 2022
Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Rice Recipe

How To Make Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Rice

Spice up a dish with this Thai peanut sauce made with peanut butter and tamari. This vegan sauce is served over roasted veggies but perfect for salads too!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce:

  • ½cupcreamy peanut butter
  • ¼cupreduced-sodium tamari,or soy sauce
  • 3tbspapple cider vinegar
  • 2tbsphoney,or maple syrup
  • 1tspfresh ginger,grated
  • 2clovesgarlic,pressed
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • 2tbspwater

For Roasted Vegetables:

  • 2sweet potatoes,peeled and sliced into 1 inch long, ½ inch wide chunks
  • 1red bell pepper,cored, deseeded, and sliced into bite-sized strips
  • 2tbspcoconut oil,or olive oil
  • ¼tspcumin powder
  • sea salt,to taste

For Rice and Garnishes:

  • cupjasmine brown rice,or any variety of long-grain brown rice
  • 3green onions,or chives, sliced into thin rounds, green and white parts
  • handfulcilantro,torn
  • handfulpeanuts,crushed
  • Sriracha,or rooster sauce on the side, optional


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F with a rack in the middle and another rack near the top.

  2. On a large, rimmed baking sheet, toss the sweet potato with a generous tablespoon of coconut oil, cumin, and a sprinkle of salt. Arrange them in a single layer, and set aside.

  3. On a separate, smaller baking sheet, toss the bell pepper with about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and a sprinkle of salt. Toss until lightly coated, and arrange them in a single layer.

  4. Roast the sweet potatoes on the middle rack for about 35 minutes, tossing halfway, and roast the peppers on the top rack for about 20 minutes, tossing halfway. The vegetables will be tender and caramelized on the edges when they are ready.

  5. In the meantime, cook the rice. Once the water is boiling, pour in the rice and give it a stir. Boil the rice for 30 minutes, then turn off the heat and drain the rice.

  6. Return the rice to the pot and cover the pot. Let the rice steam that way for 10 minutes. Remove the lid, fluff the rice with a fork, and season with salt to taste.

  7. In a bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients. If the sauce is too thick or too spicy, whisk in a little more water.

  8. In bowls, divide the rice and roasted vegetables. Drizzle each bowl generously with sauce, and top with a sprinkle of green onions, cilantro, and peanuts.


  • Calories: 584.06kcal
  • Fat: 25.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 78.65g
  • Fiber: 6.80g
  • Sugar: 16.65g
  • Protein: 15.25g
  • Sodium: 1055.10mg
  • Calcium: 76.05mg
  • Potassium: 728.28mg
  • Iron: 2.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 522.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 42.92mg
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