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Spicy Garden Couscous Recipe

Spicy Garden Couscous Recipe

Couscous only takes 5 minutes to make. When you load it up with fresh garden veggies like zucchini and red bell peppers, you get great antioxidant nutrition. Add some ginger and hot pepper flakes and youíve made one fast and spicy treat for a night when you donít have a lot of time to cook.

This is one quick-to-make and tasty crowd-pleaser.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup dried couscous
3 cups vegetable stock or water, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
4 carrots, cut into coins
pinch hot red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
2 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1. Put the couscous in a large bowl and add 1 cup of boiling stock or water. Cover the bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add carrots, red pepper flakes, coriander, and remaining stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook 5 minutes. Add zucchini, cover, and cook 3 minutes. Add red bell pepper, and cook uncovered for 3 minutes.

3. Fluff couscous with a fork. Pour vegetables and cooking liquid over it, mix, and serve.

Serves 6.

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Adapted from The Co-Op Cookbook, by Rosemary Fifield (Chelsea Green, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Rosemary Fifield. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Co-Op Cookbook, by Rosemary Fifield (Chelsea Green, 2000).

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7 comments

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12:02PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Thanks. :)

3:43PM PST on Jan 19, 2012

Love couscous, thank you for the recipe :-)

10:05PM PST on Jan 18, 2012

thank you for the awesome veg options! i get so tired of reading meat recipes which are useless to me.

8:00PM PST on Feb 7, 2011

thank you, I have always loved couscous and have run out of ideas !!

5:38AM PST on Jan 23, 2011

Thanks, Annie.

6:22AM PST on Jan 18, 2011

thanks

6:43PM PST on Jan 16, 2011

Thank you! Good!

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