Kale and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry

This is a wonderfully simple dish. I made it as part of a challenge to eat organic food cheaply and it was such a success! It was quick to make, inexpensive and really delicious. The flavours all go together perfectly and each bite feels so nourishing and warming! If you want to spice it up you can add more to the dressing – some tahini, tamari, sesame oil and chilli does wonders – but it’s also really lovely quite plain with just the awesome favours of the veggies and beans with subtle hints of lemon.


Serves: 3

Difficulty: easy


90g of brown rice (I prefer short grain brown rice)

1 large sweet potato

1 broccoli

4 garlic cloves

50g of kale (about a 1/3 of a bag)

1 tin of black beans

2 lemons


Start by putting the rice on to cook, this should take about 40 mins.

After ten minutes chop the sweet potato into bites, then steam these for 20-30 minutes, until they’re soft.

Ten minutes before the rice and sweet potatoes are cooked chop the broccoli into bite sized pieces. Crush the garlic and put it into a pan with a little olive oil and salt. Once the garlic is hot add the broccoli and let it cook, then add the rinsed/drained beans and the kale a few minutes later.

Once this has cooked for about 5 minutes and the broccoli tastes cooked, add the rice, sweet potatoes and lemon juice. Heat everything together before serving.