6a012876272fb6970c0133f3341092970b-800wiI don't often plug specific products, but I really love Trader Joe's Harvest Blend.  It's a combo of Israeli couscous, baby garbanzo beans, orzo and red quinoa.  It's such a nice mix of tastes and textures.  It's so easy to transform it into just about anything and it cooks in only 10 minutes!     

Ok, enough about that.  If you can't get to a Trader Joe's for this recipe, you can use orzo, Israeli couscous, regular couscous, quinoa or even just rice.   

Mexican Couscous

What you'll need:

1 lb. of couscous or quinoa

a pad of butter or some olive oil

8oz. of mushrooms, sliced

2 ears of corn, kernels cut off

10oz. black beans

2 stalks of scallions, sliced

a small handful of cilantro, chopped

salt and pepper

What you'll do:

Make the couscous blend according to the directions on the package.  In a medium frying pan, melt the pad of butter and saute the mushrooms for minute then add the corn and beans.  When the mushrooms are soft, turn off the heat and add in the couscous, scallions, cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.  Toss together and serve warm.

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