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mom's sweet carrot rice, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan

My Mom's Sweet Carrot Rice | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is a decadent and super simple for my mom's recipe for sweet carrot rice! It's a little cleaner than the original and naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword carrots, rice, sweet carrot rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Rest 5 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6
Author Deana Larkin Evans


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup peeled and grated organic carrot
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups cold filtered water
  • Pinch Himalayan pink salt


  1. In a small saucepan, heat avocado oil and sugar over medium heat for a few minutes.

  2. Add grated carrots and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes so that it starts to caramelize.
  3. Add the uncooked rice (do not rinse) to the carrot mixture and stir constantly for 1 minute to coat the rice.
  4. Add the water and a pinch of salt. Raise the heat to bring to a boil then cover, reduce heat to low and cook untouched for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let rice sit with the lid on for 5-10 minutes before serving.