I’ve talked about couscous for years and even discussed trying it but never had any in my kitchen until I received samples of the RiceSelect Tricolor Organic Pearl Couscous. This toasted Israeli Style Pasta is a complement to any dish and any meal. It comes in a variety of flavors and they have Quinoa.
I’ve discovered a whole new dish that I love. I’ve always enjoyed rice more than potatoes, but couscous may have taken its place. It’s easy to prepare and tastes great with meat, vegetables, fruit, or whatever you’d like to prepare with it.
Check out riceselect.com to get all the facts on ingredients and the background story for the product. But I’m guessing you’ll do what I did and jump to the “recipes” section of the website. In fact, they have so many good recipes, I decided to share one with you. Try this soon. I’m betting everyone in the family will like it. It’s a healthy dish with great flavor.
Garden Veggie Couscous
1 cup uncooked Original Pearl Couscous
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 close of garlic, minced
½ yellow pepper
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Optional extra Parmesan
Prepare couscous according to package directions. While it is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet and add garlic, pepper, and onion. Sauté until tender. In a serving bowl, combine tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and Parmesan cheese and stir in cooked pearl couscous. Once vegetables are sautéed, add to the mixture. Salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desired. Serve warm.