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Vegetable Couscous

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Ingredients
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Bouillon cube/Envelope 1 (Vegetarian Style)
  Couscous 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Precooked Semolina)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Blanched whole almonds 4 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Seedless raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce (1 Can)
  Canned chopped green chilies 4 Ounce (1 Can)
  Carrots 4 Medium, cut into 2 inch pieces
  Turnips 2 Medium, cut into bite sized chunks
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Zucchini 2 Medium, cut into 1 inch pieces
  Onions 2 Medium, cut into wedges
  Peppers 2 Medium, cut into bite sized pieces (Red / Green Colored)
  Canned garbanzo beans 38 Ounce, drained (2 Cans, 19 Ounce Each)
Directions

1. In 4-quart saucepan over high heat, heat water and bouillon to boiling. Stir in couscous; cover saucepan and let stand 5 minutes. Mean while, in small saucepan over medium heat, in hot butter or margarine, cook almonds until golden, stirring frequently.
2. Stir raisins and almonds into couscous. Spoon couscous mixture into shallow 3 1/2 quart casserole or 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" baking dish, pushing mixture to sides of casserole to form a 1-inch-wide border.
3. In same 4-quart saucepan, combine tomatoes with their liquid and next 5 ingredients; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until turnips and carrots are almost tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in zucchini and remaining ingredients.
4. Spoon vegetable mixture inside border of couscous in casserole. Cover casserole tightly with foil and bake in 350°F. oven 1 1/2 hours or until all vegetables are tender.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday

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