Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pineapple Cilantro couscous~ great light side dish

(originally made 5/2011)
Doing my normal run through on FoodGawker this morning I came across a picture of Pineapple Cilantro Quinoa from the SingforYourSupper blog.

Fresh pineapple was on sale and I got 2 and I thought it would be nice to use some in this.   No Quinoa on hand, but I did have some plain Near East Couscous.    I cooked it according to the box directions, using chicken broth, a bit of butter and a tiny bit of salt.    I'm still working on developing a taste for cilantro, so I used a tiny bit of dried.   This was light and refreshing and would be great with chicken or as a side dish to just about anything.   Next time I may add some diced jalapeno, I think the heat would be great in it.

                        Pineapple-Cilantro Quinoa

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1                cup  quinoa -- thoroughly rinsed (used 1c couscous)
  2               cups  chicken broth (used 1c chicken broth, small pat butter)
  1                cup  fresh pineapple -- diced
     1/4           cup  fresh cilantro -- chopped

Bring the chicken broth and quinoa to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 20-30 minutes, until the quinoa is tender and has soaked up all the liquid. Stir in the pineapple and cilantro.
Serves 4.


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