It’s time for me to go grocery shopping. I’ve procrastinated a little longer than normal so have minimal food in my fridge. As I stared at my options trying to dream up something for dinner last night I stumbled on a rather tasty recipe.
It all started with Israeli couscous. I bought some the last time I went grocery shopping just because it was so fun looking. I’m sort of on this new kick of trying new and interesting items to expand my palate. If you’ve never seen Israeli couscous before think of hail – looks very similar. To me it is the Israeli equivalent to orzo. When cooked, they plump up into nice little gushy balls that make a great accompaniment to almost anything.
So I placed all the miscellaneous food from my fridge on my counter and went crazy. I came up with a hit – especially to my husband who went back for seconds and deemed it “comfort food.” Give it a try and have fun – use whatever you have around that you like and need to use up.
Kitchen Sink Couscous
3 cups water
2 cups Israeli couscous
2 Italian chicken sausage, cut in rounds
1 cooked chicken breast, cut in chunks
1/2 white onion, cut in chunks
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/2 cup cremini and button mushrooms, sliced
1 tomato, cut in chunks
1/2 cup baby zucchini, sliced in half longways then in half longwise again
1/2 cup leftover roasted fennel, carrots, and thin sliced lemons
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 TB cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper
Boil water in medium saucepan. Stir in 1 tsp. salt and cous cous. Turn heat down and simmer until liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally. Cover to keep warm.
Put 1 TB olive oil in large saute pan. Saute sausage. Throw in chicken and onions and saute until chicken is heated through and onions start to turn color.
Toss in the mushrooms, garlic, tomatoes, zucchini, and roasted veggies. Cook until veggies are cooked through. Add couscous and stir to combine.
Take off heat, stir in cilantro, feta and salt & pepper to taste.
Put in a beautiful serving bowl, drizzle high quality olive oil over top, pour a glass of wine and enjoy!