Kid Approved Mixed Grains

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
I’ve been posting so many treats lately: cupcakes, cookies, pancakes, etc. I’ve been on a real chocolate roll. Honestly, our day to day life is very healthy. The recipes I’ve posted are definitely worth trying, but they are treats. We have them once in awhile; for a special occasion, birthday, holiday, get-together, etc. One of our meals is always a big salad, with all kinds of organic veggies: spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions, avocados; you name it.
I wanted to share the following recipe, which is a staple at our home. We have it at least once a week. It’s a great source of protein, very tasty and little ones love it. It’s a very simple and easy meal. You can serve on its own, as a side, mix it with your favorite salad, or add a dollop of hummus and wrap it with a flatbread or tortilla.
Trust me, this will be part of your family recipe collection from now on.
3 ¼ cups water
1 cup organic quinoa
1 cup Israeli couscous (also known as pearl couscous)
1 cup of cooked organic chickpeas
2 tbsp organic olive oil
vegetable or yellow curry bouillon cubes
1 tbsp organic chopped garlic
1 tsp. organic ground cumin
1 tbsp. Salt



  1. Measure 1 cup of quinoa and rinse in a strainer to remove its bitter taste. Set aside.
  2. Measure 1 cup of Israeli couscous and cooked chickpeas.
  3. Bring water to a boil and stir in the olive oil, garlic, bouillon, cumin and salt.
  4. Whisk until it is well incorporated and the cubes are dissolved.
  5. Add couscous, quinoa and chickpeas.
  6. Bring heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
  7. Remove the pot from heat and let stand until liquid is completely absorbed.
  8. Fluff with a fork.

You can always buy organic cooked chickpeas, but fresh homemade ones always taste better.  

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Tiempo de preparación: 5 minutos
Tiempo de cocción: 10 minutos

3 ¼ tazas de agua
1 taza de quinoa orgánica
1 taza de cuscús israelí (también conocido como cuscús perla)
1 taza de garbanzos cocidos orgánicos
2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva orgánico
2 vegetal o cubos de caldo de curry amarillo
1 cucharada de ajo picado orgánica
1 cucharadita. comino molido orgánica
1 cucharada de sal


  1. Mida 1 taza de quinua y enjuague en un colador para eliminar su sabor amargo.
  2. Mida 1 taza de cuscús israelí (marmahon) y garbanzos cocidos.
  3. Poner el agua a hervir y agregar el aceite de oliva, el ajo, el caldo, el comino y la sal.
  4. Batir hasta que quede bien incorporado y los cubitos se disuelven.
  5. Añadir el cuscús, quinua y garbanzos.
  6. Bajar el fuego  y cocinar a fuego lento durante 10 minutos, cubierto.
  7. Retirar la olla del fuego y dejar reposar hasta que se absorba por completo el líquido.
  8. Revolver con un tenedor.