This week has been kinda emotional. Actually it's been rather exhilarating, exhausting, exciting, and educational. So, feeling all those emotions leaves me little time to cook. So only prepping Fast Fix meals for myself this week it is!! I'm not sure about you, but if your week has been like mine, let's dig into some comfort food shall we??
How about some fancified rice and peas? To me, that's one of my ultimate comforts. Nothing like piping hot rice and peas to make this gal happy. But, when you add tahini, lemon, sweet potatoes, and dill....mmmm just takes a simple dish over the top.
Gotta thank my sweet foodie friend Ari for really introducing me to the many ways tahini can be used. Silly me, I thought it was just for hummus! Once he showed me all about how to make a dressing, the rest is history. Since then, I've been making all kinds of drizzles and sauces with tahini. So, making a lemon dill sauce was easy peasy (no pun intended).
This dish comes together pretty quickly: roast the sweet potatoes and cook the rice at the same time. Since both of those activities really don't require much after you get them going, whip up the sauce at the same time. Then add in the peas to the cooked rice. Then, combine everything together and sprinkle with lemon zest. That's it! Flavorful, filling, and one fast fix! I think I'll stop now with all these alliterations....I'm having way to much fun ;)
Click for printable recipe:Lemon Dill Tahini Rice with Sweet Potatoes and Peas