Quick & Colorful Vegetable Tagine(serves 6)
Ingredients:MILLET COUSCOUS 3-4 Tbsp. dried goji berries, optional. 1 Tbsp. oil 1 cup millet ½ tsp. cumin seeds 2 ¼ cups vegetable broth TAGINE 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 red onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced ½ tsp. ras el hanout (optional) ½ tsp. turmeric ½ tsp. black pepper 3 Tbsp. harissa 4 large carrots, chopped small (~3 cups chopped) 1 head broccoli, chopped into bite-size florets (~3 ¼ cups) 2 zucchini, chopped (~2 ¼ cups) 2 cups chickpeas 1 cup of organic vegetable stock 1 tsp. salt, or to taste GARNISH Fresh parsley Fresh mint harissa (optional)
Instructions:FIRST, START THE MILLET COUSCOUS In a small bowl, soak goji berries in a small amount of water, and set aside. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add millet and cumin seeds and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until millet is tender, 15-20 minutes until water is absorbed. Drain goji berries, and stir them into the millet. MEANWHILE, MAKE THE TAGINE Heat a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Add the oil, then sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger for two minutes. Next, add the spices (except salt), harissa, and carrots. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes before adding the broccoli, zucchini, chickpeas, and vegetable stock. Cover, and cook over medium low heat for 15 minutes. To serve, spread about 1/2-3/4 cup millet couscous on a plate, and make a well in the middle. Scoop in 1-2 cups of the vegetable tagine. Garnish with generous amount of chopped parsley and mint (and more harissa if you like).
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