Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Easy Side Dish for Summer

With summer just around the bend (I hope), we have started to use our gas grill often. The following recipe is very easy, very fast and goes with any grilled entree. Cous Cous is one of my favorite side dishes because it is so easy and has endless variations. I have recently started using whole wheat cous cous and can tell very little difference between regular cous cous and the whole wheat variety. After you try the basic recipe you can add raisins, chopped peanuts, chutney or chopped green onions if you like. I always add the peas because it's another way to add more vegetables to our diet and provides a punch of color.

Summer Cous Cous

Serves 2

1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup whole wheat cous cous
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 tablespoon chopped parsley, if desired

Heat the chicken broth to boiling in a small saucepan. Stir in the cous cous, curry powder and salt. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until the broth is absorbed. Stir in the peas and parsley, fluffing the cous cous with a fork.

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