Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Turmeric and Cinnamon


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Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 329 per serving
Percent from Fat: 12%
Cusine: Moroccan, Vegetarian, Vegan
Course: Dinner
Diet: mediterranean
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Cinnamon

Food as MedicineSM Tip

Cooking sweet potato increases beneficial plant chemicals called phenols.

Culinary Taste Tip

Golden raisins add sweetness to this dish without the harmful effects of sugar to your teeth and gums. In fact, a chemical in the raisins actually kills cavity-causing bacteria.

Culinary Technique Tip

A pouch of pre-cooked brown rice saves time in the kitchen.


2 cups vegetable broth
1 pound sweet potatoes, scrubbed, cut into ¾-inch chunks
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, cored and cut into ½-inch chunks
1 (14.5 oz.) can organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, such as Muir Glen brand, undrained
1/3 cup golden or dark seedless raisins
1 Serrano chili pepper, seeded, minced
1 teaspoon each: turmeric, ground cumin, smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (8.8 or 10.5 oz.) pouch fully cooked brown rice, heated
¼ cup each: sliced unblanched almonds, toasted, and chopped cilantro


Combine broth and sweet potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper, tomatoes, raisins, chili pepper, turmeric, cumin, paprika and cinnamon. Simmer uncovered 16 to 18 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Ladle stew over rice and top with almonds and cilantro.


For a milder flavor, substitute a jalapeno chili pepper for the Serrano. Mint leaves may replace the cilantro.

Nutritional Analysis

Total fat (g): 4.5; Fat calories (kc): 40; Cholesterol (mg): 0; Trans fatty acids (g): 0; Saturated fat (g): 0.5; Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1.1; Monounsaturated fat (g): 2.3; Fiber (g): 9.3; Carbohydrates (g): 65; Sugar (g): 22; Protein (g): 7.8; Sodium (mg): 531; Calcium (mg): 87

Comments on Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Turmeric and Cinnamon

From: bernieaird

This was easy and delicious without any alterations to the recipe. Even my non-vegetarian husband really like this!

From: iluv2cook

Yum, yum and yum! Easy and delicious.

From: crheaume

My husband and I loved this! Next time we will try adding a little crushed red chile for a little more "kick." It's a keeper!

From: moochie

sounds delioious any ideas for a substatution for the bell pepper as I get terrible indigestion from any type (red green, or yellow) of pepper

From: tstrauss

totally addictive!

From: chewels70

I made this over the weekend. Delicious! My husband & I loved it. It's a keeper!

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