Easy to make and ready in 10 minutes, this delish side dish o’ grains is SO good. I’ve been making it lately, instead of rice, whenever I make fish and veggies.
It’s a dried mix of pearl couscous, red and green orzo, garbanzo beans and red quinoa, so you get a nice blend of soft and firm textures. Directions on the bag, but basically, pour it into a pot of boiling water with a bit of butter, wait 10 minutes and devour.
There’s a bit of flavor (tastes a tad like barley), but it’s not the main course, you know? The flavor shouldn’t overpower a protein or something else served with it.
It’s also a great starting point for a side salad. I like to add chopped mango (which you can find in the frozen food aisle at TJ’s), slivered almonds, dried cranberries and a little olive oil.
If it looks yummy to you, it should be in the aisle with the pastas and rice at your TJ’s.