When I go home, my mom often makes sweet potatoes or yams with the steamed rice she cooks. This is a traditional Taiwanese way to serve rice. Sometimes, the sweet potatoes or yams are also cooked with rice porridge/congee.
The sweet potatoes and yams add a small sweetness to the rice. I love sweet potatoes so I really enjoy it mixed with my rice. My favorite sweet potato are purple sweet potatoes. I've been trying to find different things to purple sweet potatoes, so I thought about making it with rice like my mom does.
I thought the dark, vibrant purple would look great mixed with rice. You can cook the sweet potatoes with the rice at the same time. Usually my mom just puts it on the top of the rice as she is cooking it. I cut the purple sweet potatoes into cubes before placing them on top of the rice.
Mixing the sweet potatoes with the rice, I can eat this bowl all by itself without needing anything else to go with the rice.