Talk couscous to me!
I have recently stopped buying ready made couscous and started buying big bags of plain couscous, partially because of the money saving and partially because I fancied being experimental and trying new flavours!
When I'm cooking it just for me, my basic recipe is 1/2 cup of couscous to 3/4 cup water. Boil the water, add the couscous and cook until water has been absorbed. Leave to stand for five minutes then separate grains with a fork.
So far I have tried -
Mushroom and garlic (fried up mushroom, onion garlic and parsley before adding water and couscous)
Spicy chickpea (added chickpeas, fresh coriander, dried coriander, dried cumin and chopped jalapeños to cooked couscous)
Coconut couscous (added 6g (2 syns worth) grated creamed coconut, fresh coriander and chopped jalapeños to the boiling water before adding the couscous).
Any more ideas? How do you do your couscous?
i just tip the couscous in a bowl and cover with boiling water with a stock cube in it cover and leave for 5 mins, as im not a vegetarian i add chopped chicken with onions cucumber sweetcorn and red grapes and its lovely
I've done it that way before - works really well at work when I've no hob hehe
Originally Posted by metrognome
Forgot to mention about the stock cube, I always use one too and a few spices (depending on what flavour I am going for).
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A great one for meat eaters! I used to love tuna couscous with sweetcorn and parsley before I was a veggie
Originally Posted by becki2009
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I do roasted veg cous cous with prawns! Roast onions, peppers, courgettes using fry light. I add a stock cube to the cous cous to add flavour then mis it all together! It's yummy! I've also tried adding chilli which is also good!
Add boiling water, vanilla extract and sweetener to cous cous. Leave to stand for 5 mins. Stir in some syn free yoghurt (plain or flavoured) and add some frozen raspberries, mix and eat!
Don't knock it til you've tried it!!!
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Sounds great! I do love sweet couscous, gonna try adapting one of the lovely recipes I have found for it one day. I reckon cook the couscous with warmed up HEXA milk, add a few syns worth of raisins and a HEXB of nuts and some sweetener instead of icing sugar - that's about as close as I think I will manage to proper sweet couscous
Originally Posted by CEB
I did falafels the other day (I have a recipe that I have come up with from trying quite a few different ones now) and served them with salad and spicy coconut couscous. Yum! x
Originally Posted by Skulldilocks
I finally got round to doing sweet couscous today and it's lovely! Cooked it in milk with a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, 1/2 tsp brown sugar (0.5 syn) a tsp of sweetener, a tiny splash of vanilla extract and 25g raisins (3.5 syns). Next time I do it I will add chopped roasted almonds and use them as my HEXB, should make the recipe a bit more traditional as well
i bought a bag of cous cous before, i tried it with peppers, onions and mushrooms and it was just bland!! will keep an eye on this to see your ideas.
also, another weird new thing is bulgar wheat. i bought a bag of that too, it is still unopened lol
It can be dead bland - I've found the only way to do it is go overboard with flavours and it really does work! Tonnes of chilli and garlic helps
Not tried using bulgar wheat yet, experimenting with pearl barley though. Orzotto is cooking as we speak! x
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