Convenient Couscous or Quinoa
Contrary to popular opinion, couscous is neither a grain nor pasta. Couscous is a type of wheat that is steamed, not boiled and ready to serve in a few minutes. Simply add instant couscous to boiling water; remove from heat, then let swell and fluff. Couscous blends well with mushrooms and onions, aromatic spices such as ginger or garlic, or dried fruits, nuts, and pungent onions, as in this recipe for Convenient Couscous or Quinoa.