Friday, November 9, 2012

Israeli Couscous

I've made Israeli Couscous before as seen here but I hadn't had it in a long while.  You may have noticed I was on a super quinoa rampage.  But in an effort to eat what we have in the pantry, I rediscovered my old standby hiding way in the back.
This recipe could not be easier.  It takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and is perfect for those nights when you are in a hurry or just don't know what to make but want something tasty.  We paired it with grilled chicken but you could do any other lean protein for more of a balanced meal.
Once the couscous has stopped cooking run cold water over it and chill while you chop up some veggies.  I used chopped scallions, shredded carrot and a little  fresh squeezed orange juice.  I've made a similar dish called quinoa tabouleh (as seen here). However, be creative and use what you've got.  I've heard that walnuts and cranberries add a nice flavor and texture.   I have to say the way I prepared it here was super good and flavorful.  You can add salt and pepper to taste. My last recommendation with this dish is to make it the night before so the flavors can mix and then the next day all you have to do is prepare your protein.
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Tonight I am trying a new recipe that involves sweet potatoes.  Fingers crossed it goes well and I will post it on the old blog.  Have a great weekend!
What's cooking in your kitchen?

6 comments :

Nicolle said...

I think I've only eaten couscous once or twice. Your recipe looks delicious, and I love the green onions and oranges that you added. I'm definitely bookmarking this recipe.

Besides the bbq chicken, I don't think I've cooked much lately. Kevin always brings home a ton of leftovers and extra groceries from the campground/racetrack. We eat on that stuff for days. I am looking forward to cleaning out our fridge and making some new dishes. I'll definitely be making your couscous.

Have a good weekend.
xo

paisleysummer said...

I love pearl couscous! Don't know what it is, the texture or something and so versatile x

Cloudia said...

Bean soup is bubbling now!




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Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

My husb loves, loves the Israeli Couscous!!

Mike said...

I can't wait to hear about the new recipe. It sounds exciting including sweet potatoes sounds yummy.

Mahmudul Hasan said...

Nice recipe and great tutorial as well. Thanks for the share. I love this recipe and enjoy with ur words!
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