Now that I’ve explained what “college student” recipes means, here’s the first one. And one of my favorite.
It takes only a few minutes, but anyone can make this.
- 1 cup of dry couscous
- 1 cup of chicken broth (or plain tap water works)
- 2 cups of frozen spinach (I love spinach but you can change this amount to whatever)
- 1 cup of canned black beans, drained (optional but good if you want to add protein)
- Salt & Pepper
Make your couscous according to the package directions. Usually, the instructions are to boil 1 cup of water. Then add your 1 cup of dry couscous. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes. You can do this in the microwave too.
Now put your frozen spinach in the microwave and heat until hot (about 5 minutes).
OPT: Add the black beans and heat until hot (about 3 minutes).
By the time your spinach and beans are hot, your couscous is probably done as well. Fluff the couscous with a fork. Put the couscous into the same spinach and bean bowl. Mix and add salt and pepper to taste. I also like to add cayenne pepper sometimes to add a little heat.
Enjoy your healthy dinner. Plus, it’ll be perfect for lunch either hot or cold the next day. If you’re going to re-heat, add a little water beforehand.