*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                 CHICK-PEA AND VEGETABLE STEW WITH COUSCOUS
 
 Recipe By     : Deborah Madison in Reversing Heart Disease (Ornish)
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :12:00
 Categories    : Family Approved                  Grains And Beans
                 Main Dishes                      Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           chickpeas -- dry
    1                    onion -- diced 1/4
    2                    garlic cloves -- minced
    1 1/2  teaspoons     paprika
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      1/4  teaspoon      cayenne
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cumin
      1/2  teaspoon      ground pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      ground ginger
    1                    green bell pepper -- diced 1/4
    1      cup           zucchini -- cubed
    2      cups          tomatoes, canned
    2      tablespoons   raisins
    2      tablespoons   fresh parsley -- chopped
    2      tablespoons   cilantro -- chopped
    1      cup           peas, frozen
    8      oz            couscous
 
 Sort and rinse the chickpeas, then soak overnight in water. Drain and cook in 5
cups water until tender, about 2 to 3 hours.  Drain, reserving the broth, and set
aside.
 
 Warm a cup of the check-pea broth in a skillet or sup pot and add the onion,
garlic, and the dried spices.  Simmer gently until the onions have begun to
soften, about 7 minutes.  Don't let the pan dry out or the spices will burn.  Add
more liquid as needed.
 
 Once the onions are soft, add the chickpeas, pepper, squash, the juice from the
tomatoes, and the chopped tomatoes, the raisins, the parsley and cilantro.  Add
enough chick-pea broth or water to cover, bring to a boil, then simmer until the
vegetables are done and the liquid has reduced, making a nice sauce. Add the
green peas during the last 5 minutes.
 
 Make the couscous and serve with the vegetables and their sauce.  Garnish with
cilantro or parsley.
 
 
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