Easy Lemon, Beet, and Butternut Squash Couscous
Did you know you could cook Couscous in a rice cooker? Couscous is a coarsely ground pasta made from semolina – a type of wheat. Use it as a delicious substitution to rice. This recipe includes beets and butternut squash to create a colorful and flavorful side dish.

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Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients
  • finely chopped onion 1 cup
  • finely diced raw beets (about 3 medium beets) 2 cups
  • pine cuts ½ cup
  • butternut squash (about 8 oz.) 6 tablespoons
  • cous cous 2 cups
  • chicken stock 2 cups
  • salt 2 teaspoons
  • lemon zest 1 teaspoon
  • lemon juice 1 tablespoon

Preparation
  1. In a large sauté pan melt butter on moderate heat. Once bubbling, sauté onions and beets until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add pine nuts and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  3. Place cous cous inside IMUSA rice cooker and add entire beet mixture with the butter.
  4. Add chicken stock, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice, and mix with the included rice scoop until well combined.
  5. Cover IMUSA rice cooker and plug it in. Press down on the “Cook” switch and allow to cook until switch flips back up automatically (about 5-7minutes).
  6. Mix and fluff up cous cous with a fork and leave on “warm” until you’re ready to serve.