Couscous is a helpful (and scrumptious!) no-cook starch aspect that’s historically served with some kind of stew. A staple all through North Africa, the basic starch of alternative for Moroccan dishes like tagine, simply pour over sizzling liquid, go away to soak for 10 minutes, then fluff!
What precisely is couscous??
Many individuals assume couscous is a grain, however truly they’re teeny tiny balls fabricated from semolina flour so it’s truly extra of a pasta.
And the fantastic thing about the teeny dimension of those balls is that they’re so small, they don’t should be cooked. You actually simply pour over sizzling liquid, go away it coated for 10 minutes, then voila! “Cooked” and able to serve!
What you want for couscous
Here’s what you should make the couscous.
- Chicken or vegetable inventory – tastier than utilizing simply water for soaking;
- Oil (or butter) helps the grains separate simpler, in addition to including flavour; and
- Lemon – for a bit of spritz of contemporary to perk it up, particularly nice when serving with flavour loaded Middle Easter meals.
For an additional little contact, add a sprinkle of contemporary herbs (parsley and mint or coriander/cilantro is a basic mixture) or fruit and nuts.
But me, I simply can’t assist myself. I do all of it – the contemporary herbs, the dried fruit and the nuts!
Serve with all issues Middle Eastern, however particularly stewy issues like tagine. It’s made for soaking with flavourful broths!
No video for this one. You don’t want it – it’s lifeless straightforward! 😉 – Nagi x
Prep: three minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Middle Eastern, Moroccan
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Heat rooster inventory till boiling utilizing no matter technique you select (range, three – four minutes in microwave on excessive).
Pour over couscous in a heatproof bowl. Shake to stage the couscous, cowl with plate (or cling wrap).
Leave for 10 minutes, then fluff with fork. Stir by way of olive oil, lemon juice and salt.
2. Nutrition per serving (145g / 5 ozper serve), for herbed couscous.
Calories: 253cal (13%)Carbohydrates: 46g (15%)Protein: 9g (18%)Fat: threeg (5%)Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)Sodium: 225mg (10%)Potassium: 197mg (6%)Fiber: threeg (13%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 142IU (three%)Vitamin C: 6mg (7%)Calcium: 26mg (three%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
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