Toasted Couscous with Spinach Leaves
Jiko – The Cooking Place, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Chef Anette Grecchi-Gray
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 6 servings

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 pound leaf spinach
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 Tablespoon fresh ground black pepper

In a sauté pan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the couscous and toast until golden brown. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the water over the toasted couscous. Immediately cover the pan with plastic wrap; steep for 5 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap and mix in the cleaned and trimmed spinach leaves. Adjust the seasoning with Kosher salt and black pepper. Reserve until ready to use.

Note: When warming up, add a little bit of water and warm the couscous up in a pan while stirring continuously.