You won't miss the regular rice in these hearty bowls, which feature sweet potato "rice" that's quickly made in your food processor. The simple swap means a welcome burst of color and flavor, plus way more vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. This quick and easy recipe is sure to become a weeknight favorite. It takes about half an hour to prep, but you can make it even faster by swapping in store-bought sweet potato rice.

Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.
Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2019


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler to high; place a rack in upper third of oven and place a baking sheet on the rack.

  • Working in 2 batches, pulse sweet potatoes in a food processor until they break down into rice-size pieces. You should have about 4 1/2 cups. Rub 1 Tbsp. oil over steak; sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Place on the hot baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes. Turn the steak over and broil until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 130 to 135 degrees F for medium-rare, 3 to 5 minutes more (see Tip). Transfer to a cutting board; tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add spinach, one large handful at a time, stirring, adding more and sprinkling in 1/8 tsp. salt as you go. When all the spinach is in the pan, cook, stirring often, until the excess liquid has evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; cover and set aside.

  • Add the remaining 2 Tbsp. oil to the skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the sweet potato "rice," and the remaining 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broth. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring once or twice, until the "rice" is tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Slice the steak against the grain. Divide the "rice" among 4 bowls. Top with the spinach, steak, avocado, and radishes. Drizzle each bowl with 2 Tbsp. enchilada sauce and sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.


Tip: Don't cook skirt or hanger steak past medium-rare or it will become tough.

Nutrition Facts

512 calories; protein 28.3g 57% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 7.9g 32% DV; sugars 8.9g; fat 31.2g 48% DV; saturated fat 5.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 73.7mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 19973.9IU 400% DV; vitamin c 33mg 55% DV; folate 64.9mcg 16% DV; calcium 94.1mg 9% DV; iron 5.1mg 28% DV; magnesium 89.6mg 32% DV; potassium 1014.4mg 28% DV; sodium 591.8mg 24% DV.