Who needs mashed potatoes? This fun alternative will satisfy your craving — and it's much healthier, too!
In a large saucepan, combine the carrots, parsnips, ginger, brown sugar, rice and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
Drain the vegetables, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. In a blender, in batches if necessary, puree the vegetables with 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Add the butter and 1 tsp. salt; add more cooking liquid for a thinner puree. Transfer to a serving dish and top with the chives.