Fast, Flexible Side

Couscous PilafWe were getting ready to go out of town for the weekend, so I wanted to use up some of the vegetables left in our refrigerator. I decided to make a quick pilaf with couscous, bell pepper, and some of the leftover shredded carrots and green onion from the Mai Fun Veggie Salad we had the other night. Pilaf is a great way to use up vegetables, since you can use many different combinations with good results.

Couscous Pilaf
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1½ cup chicken broth
  • 1½ cup couscous
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 3 green onions, green part only, chopped
  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Add couscous, remove from heat. Cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Add bell pepper, carrots, and onions, toss to combine.

What do you do with leftover veggies?

Happy eating!


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