Spinach & Onion Couscous


spinach & onion couscous

It’s Earth Day!!  In honor of this green day celebration, how about putting some green on your plate.  This dish can simply serve as your meatless Monday meal or you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and it can be a tasty vegetarian dish.  Since I can’t fathom not eating cheese, I am hesitant to tell my Vegan friends to leave out the cheese, but hey, you might still like it! Call it what you want……..I call it tasty! And you’ve gotta love a tasty AND healthy dish, so you’re welcome, but I think all the thanks should go to precious Mother Earth for our beautiful home! I am going to sit down tonight and try to think of ways to reduce our carbon footprint!

Spinach & Onion Couscous

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 3-4 servings

Spinach & Onion Couscous

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rice Select Whole Wheat Pearl couscous
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Smart Balance spread
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary & Garlic-Infused Olive Oil
  • 1 ounce crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablepsoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook couscous according to directions in 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth.
  2. Thaw spinach and squeeze vigorously until all water is removed.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, shallot and garlic and saute until tender. Add spinach and then add wine. Toss frequently to coat.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked couscous, spinach mixture and olive oil. Toss to coat and combine. Add goat cheese and stir to combine. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Notes

If you don't have infused olive oil on hand, season with fresh rosemary or other hearty herb.

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