A warm and colorful comfort food, delicious on its own or when paired with roast chicken.
½tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½medium onion, sliced
2cups peeled and ½-inch-cubed butternut squash
1medium peeled and ½-inch-cubed white potato
1½cups peeled and ½-inch-cubed eggplant
½teaspoon sea salt, divided
½teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2½cups low-sodium chicken broth
1whole cinnamon stick
½teaspoon ground cumin
½teaspoon lemon zest
3cooker cups Israeli couscous
½cup chopped dried apricots
Nutritional information per serving (based on 1 cup): Calories 360 (2% from fat) • carb. 77g • pro. 11g • fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 440mg • calc. 55mg • fiber 7g
Put the oil in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart® Rice Plus™ Multi-Cooker. Select the Quick Cook function and press Start. Once oil is hot and shimmering, about 2 minutes, add the onion. Sauté until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining vegetables with a pinch each of the salt and pepper. Cook until squash and potatoes are just tender, about 8 minutes. Add the broth, cinnamon stick, remaining salt and pepper, cumin and zest. Close the lid of the cooker and let cook for 5 minutes. Open lid of the cooker and stir in the couscous. Close lid again and let the couscous finish cooking. Once the audible tone has sounded to indicate the end of cooking, open the lid and remove the cinnamon stick. Stir in the apricots and serve.