The seasoning packet from the rice mix adds flavor to this easy side dish full of sweet potatoes and zucchini. Choose any style rice mix you like.
Preheat oven to 400F. Cook rice pilaf mix according to package directions, except omit butter or oil.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the oil, garlic, and thyme. Add sweet potato, zucchini, and onion; stir to coat. Spread vegetables in a single layer in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Roast, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are light brown and tender, stirring occasionally. Stir roasted vegetables, nuts, and vinegar into hot rice pilaf. Makes 6 servings.
Prepare as above, except substitute 1 medium red, yellow, or orange sweet pepper, seeded and cut into bite-size strips, and 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces, for the sweet potato and zucchini.