Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cous Cous me

Israeli cous cous, basically larger cous cous then what you are used to

This is one of my favorite quick dishes to prepare.  It fills you up, has a kicky flavor (due to the red pepper flakes) and also has quite a bit of spinach, so you don't feel so bad for all the carbs.  Great to serve with some kind of meat, or in our house a not-chicken patty.  I used vegetable stock but you could swap out chicken stock to give it a different flavor.

I usually buy Israeli cous cous from Trader Joe's as it is fairly inexpensive

This day I used red onion because that is what I had, but use shallot or green onion instead

One bag of spinach usually works, but feel free to add more if you want

Saute onions in olive oil, of course

Add spinach, looks like a lot, but it will cook down

Spinach cooked down, not add the red pepper flakes

Add cous cous and cook for about 5 minutes to brown it a bit

Add stock about 1.5 cups liquid bring to boil and then put a lid and simmer for 12 minutes

At the end add a bit of salt, golden raisins and pine nuts if you like

Tasty!  You could also use regular cous cous if you wanted, still just as good

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