Vegetarian, healthy, nutritious, colorful and simple to make (once you’ve chopped the veggies), you can call this a stew or a very hearty soup.
A stick of cinnamon, crushed cardamom pods and whole peppercorns add terrific flavor to this golden pilaf. Instead of adding them directly to the rice, tie them up in a piece of cheesecloth, so you can easily remove them once they've added their terrific seasonings to the dish.
Next time you need to bring a dish for a luncheon or dinner or are looking for an easy-to-prepare dish to complete any meal, make this delicious toasted couscous salad. Like the basic black dress, it is so versatile it fits in anywhere. I call it my go-to salad and once you make it, I know it will become yours, too.