The spicy, sweet and soft aroma of Cajun Spice all over my kitchen made me eat my lunch twice. Ah! And I totally jinxed my diet schedule. It’s addicting and I couldn’t stop until every tiny bit of the recipe went into my tummy. I went so gaga over my lunch that I couldn’t save even a bite of this dish for the rest of the family. Bummer! Have to run an extra mile to burn off the extra calories.
But the good news is that Cajun Spiced Sweet Potato Cilantro Pilaf is healthy and low in calories and moreover provides many required nutrition to our healthy body.
Sweet Potato is paleo friendly, high in vitamins and potassium. They are naturally sweet in taste and do not spike the sugar in the body and thereby do not promote weight gain unlike the regular potatoes.
Brown rice is high in fiber and contains natural hull and bran which provides wholeness and more nutrients. It is high in magnesium and promotes weight loss.
When I pan roasted the sweet potatoes with Cajun spice blend the flavor of the sweet potatoes enhanced three times and the sweet flavor of the potatoes in combination with the Cajun spice made this recipe super appetizing and filling at the same. In just a few simple steps my lunch was ready within 20 minutes and with minimum ingredients.
The flavor of fresh cilantro made this Cajun Spiced Sweet Potato Cilantro Pilaf heavenly by adding its freshness and crunchy bites to this recipe. Now whenever I am running out of lunch ideas or I feel lazy to do the grocery I simply pull out Cajun spice from my spice rack and cook this delicious and easy lunch recipe or sometimes this is our one dish dinner that’s easy, quick and filling. 🙂