Mediterranean Couscous Melange
Couscous is quick and simple to make and is easily 'changed up' by cooking it in broth and adding cooked and fresh fruits and veggies, dried fruits, nuts, seeds and cheeses.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced carrots
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 cups chicken broth
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
3/4 cup dry couscous
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Add carrots and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add peas, onions and cranberries and sauté 2 minutes.
- Pour in broth, season with salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in couscous. Cover pan and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Fluff mixture with a spoon and serve hot.
Makes 7 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of www.butterball.com.