Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 13:10:32 -0600
From: "Ross, Lynne" (Lynne.Ross@Den.Galileo.com)
COUSCOUS PILAF W/ SAFFRON "CREAM"
I made this last night and found it very satisfying ! The original
recipe was in Vegetarian Times but I did modifications to my taste.
Quick, easy and tasty this is enough for 4 servings.
2/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup diced celery
1/2 teas cayenne pepper
1/4 teas ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tyme ( or dried to taste )
or / instead 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
salt/pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
3 cup veggie stock or bullion
In small amount of water (1/4 cup or less) saut=E9 pepper, onions and
celery until crisp tender and all water
has evaporated then add and stir in cayenne and cinnamon. Pour in stock
or bullion and bring to a boil.
Stir in couscous, cover and remove from the heat. Let sit for 10-15 min
until all liquid has absorbed and=20
grains are swelled. If any liquid remains place pot on low heat and
briefly cook until all liquid has absorbed.
Season with salt, pepper and thyme or mint.
Combine in a blender or food processor :
1 cup non fat cream cheese
2/3 cup non fat yogurt
2 pinches crushed saffron threads
serve " cream " along with pilaf and a wild greens salad .