Thought the different flavors were great! I used quinoa instead, and mixed it with some thyme. Superb meal. I quartered my beets, roasted them, then took the skins off. I also wore plastic gloves whenever handling the beets (no pink hands!). A bit of advice for the next day, the beets will make you think you have a GI bleed-- you don't, but it will catch you off guard if you're not expecting it!
Loved It! Made this using a couscous blend from Trader Joe's that included quinoa, mini chickpeas, and orzo and made with vegetarian stock; otherwise followed directions to a T. My husband and I actually ate this as a main course. I wouldn't hesitate to serve this as a vegetarian meal. Very healthy and fresh tasting.
This was excellent. I roasted the beets whole and peeled and cut them up afterward. They don't loose the juices this way and are much, much sweeter. It would also work with less couscous. This will definitely be a repeat many times over at my house!