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The combination of sweet potatoes, bacon, asparagus and kale makes this simple Sweet Potato Kale Pilaf taste amazing! 

Sweet Potato Pilaf

Prep and cook time:
1 hour and 15 minutes 

Serves: 4-6


 cup uncooked wild rice
2-1/4 cups vegetable broth or water
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 bacon strips, chopped
1-pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 large, sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped fresh kale
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Rinse wild rice thoroughly; drain. In a large saucepan, combine broth, rice and oil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is fluffy and tender, 50-55 minutes. Drain if necessary.
  2. Stir in kale, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes. Stir in rice and reserved bacon. Sprinkle with parsley.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Add asparagus, sweet potato and onion to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat until potatoes are crisp-tender, 8-10 minutes.

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