Bourbon Sweet Potato Rice Pilaf

A nod to our Southern Favorite, Jack Daniels Bourbon Whiskey

Serves 4-6


2 C cooked white rice
1/3 C golden raisins
½ t each coriander powder and ginger powder
Sprinkling of hot chili flakes if desired
3 T bourbon
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 and a half large, or 2 med
sweet potatoes, peeled and diced small
½ C white onion very large dice
2 T sunflower oil
1 T honey
3 T butter


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Place sweet potatoes and onion on cookie sheet, pour the oil and honey over it and season with salt. Toss to coat. Cook for 30 minutes or until a bit of caramelization forms on the veggies and they are soft. In a sauce pan, add the rice, raisins, bourbon, spices, pepper, a little more salt and butter and set a side.
  • When the veggies are cooked, scrape all into the pan. Heat on medium high heat until you hear a bit of searing, about 5 minutes or until very hot and butter is melted. Serve immediately.

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