Serving couscous instead of our regular rice is a great way to spice your up meal. It’s easy and delicious.
Start off with making plain couscous:-
1 C couscous
1 1/4 C water
1 T chicken stock (liquid) or 1 cube of chicken stock
1 T butter
Heat water, butter and stock till a rolling boil. Turn off fire. Stir in couscous. Cover tightly. Let it sit on the stove for 5-10 minutes.
Uncover. Fluff with fork. Couscous is ready. Makes 2 1/2 cups.
Dressing your couscous depends on what you like. Here’s what I do as a guideline:
(1) Add chopped fresh herbs. I like basil or mint. You can also use flat parsley.
(2) Add toasted nuts. I like almond flakes or pine nuts. I toast them in a dry pan for a few minutes, stirring them around. This brings out the nutty oils and enhances the flavours.
(3) Optional: Chopped tomatoes, peas, corn, chickpeas, kidney beans, chopped cucumber.. it’s all up to you.
(4) Salt & pepper to taste.
I made ours with almond flakes and chopped fresh mint (see top photo). It was delicious.
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