• Fun, fresh, healthy salad

    This smart salad offers a new twist on a popular food.

    This smart salad offers a new twist on a popular food.

    A big help in putting your family meals, parties and cookouts on the fast track to fun, easy entertaining can be couscous, a tiny pasta that cooks in just five minutes.

    Original, whole wheat and tri-color couscous is available from RiceSelect. This versatile ingredient can be excellent in side dishes, entrées and salads such as this:

    Confetti Couscous Salad
    Yield: 4 servings
    1 cup water
    1 cup RiceSelect Couscous
    ½ cup celery, chopped
    ½ cup carrots, shredded
    ¼ cup green onions, finely sliced
    ½ cup dried cranberries
    ¼ cup sliced almonds
    ¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette (or favorite salad dressing)

    In saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cool. When couscous has cooled, combine with all remaining ingredients except for almonds. Mix well; chill until ready to serve. Add almonds just before serving.

    For further facts, tips and recipes, go to www.riceselect.com. North American Precis Syndicate


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