Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Patties Recipe

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I created this recipe for a friend of mine who is on a pseudo-paleo cleanse; fresh vegetables, fruits, organic meats, and a select group of whole grains have become her ingredient repertoire when cooking.

However, this does not restrict the flavors she can enjoy.

This recipe illustrates this, with the creamy sweetness of yam complementing the nuttiness of the brown rice and the small pockets of flavor created by the cilantro.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream, veganaise, or whipped soft tofu for added texture and creaminess.

Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Patties
Yield: 4 servings

Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Patties

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The creamy sweetness of yam complements the nuttiness of brown rice in these vegan patties, with small pockets of flavor created by the cilantro


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp stevia
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 large yams, cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, optional
  • oil for cooking


  1. Toss the onion in the olive oil in a large frying pan. Cook on medium-high heat until browned and caramelized. Add the cumin, tumeric, red pepper flakes, and coriander powder and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant. Remove from heat. Frying onions for Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Patties
  2. Combine the yams, brown rice, salt, and lemon in a large bowl. Add the onion and mix until thoroughly combined. Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Patties Mixture
  3. Heat a thin layer of oil in the frying pan on medium-high heat. Divide the yam mixture in to six and pat them in to oval shapes, 1/4-inch thick. Place them, 1-inch apart, on the frying pan. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove and serve over greens or on rice bread. Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Patties Mixture

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 265Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 299mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 5gSugar 2gProtein 4g

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