Couscous

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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4 Comments

  1. cous cous is one of my fav foods. i like mine with raisins, red/green peppers, pine nuts and sundried tomatoes.

  2. Yes, raisins! How could I have forgotten? They are so good with couscous.

  3. i tried once 2 months back….my hubby wanted to throw out after eating a few spoonfuls :( somehow the smell and the taste a bit weird….well, maybe we’re not into this stuff :( i still have 2/3 pkt of couscous sitting in my fridge, hehehe…

    • Sorry to hear that, Yammie! I’m surprised you experienced a smell.. coz couscous is basically pasta and has no smell, and butter & chicken stock can’t possibly smell bad. Was it the herbs?

      You should send the rest to us, coz we eat so much of it. We’re “into” it because we are lazy people, and it’s faster to cook than rice. Haha..

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