This Harvest Grains Blend from Trader Joe’s features Israeli couscous, along with red and green orzo, split dried garbanzo beans, and red quinoa. It’s hearty, healthy and absolutely delicious. The texture and taste is slightly nutty and complements any main dish, especially with some fresh chopped parsley. You can also mix it with shrimp or scallops for a tasty and simple meal. It’s ready in about 15 minutes and each serving has just 1 gram of fat (if you don’t count the tablespoon of butter or oil directions call for). Most grain or rice blends are a bad idea; they look pretty in the bag but need different cooking times. You’re usually left with a decorative but unpleasant mishmash of overcooked and undercooked grains. Not so here; the textures are perfectly calibrated for the 10-minute cooking time. You have soft and chewy couscous, tender orzo, and garbanzo beans with a firmer texture that provides a nice contrast. And of course the mix of whole grains, especially quinoa, is very good for you. Delicious, hearty, and a meal on its own. Highly recommended!
A delicious blend of Israeli couscous, along with red and green orzo, split dried garbanzo beans, and red quinoa
Slightly nutty and complements any main dish
Quick and easy – ready in about 15 minutes
Add to cooked shrimp or serve with chicken, lamb or beef
Healthy, nutritious and hearty!