Another cous cous question

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  1. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Hi there,

    Sorry to be a pain re: cous cous, but after getting a couple of ideas for sweet cous cous I'm now trying to get ideas for savour cous cous.

    I made cous cous with beetroot, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions and a bit of leftover smoked gammon, some chopped mint and lime juice.

    After making it up I have to say I don't like the lime juice in it, so I was wondering what other people put into cous cous to flavour it before adding veggies etc? Would it be better with a stock cube or something in?

    Also, how can I stop it from sticking together too much? I oured boiling water on it and left it for about 5 minutes, but it was sticking together. What did I do wrong/how can I prevent this?

    Any suggestions would be gratefully received! :)

    Sian xx
     
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    deborahj New Member

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    Hi, i crumble a stock cube over mine before adding hot water, usually beef or chicken, it does change colour but gives it a bit of extra flavour.
    As for it sticking together mine always does, i just break it up with a fork.
    Hope this helps
    Debb x
     
  4. Gene Genie

    Gene Genie Mad as cheese

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    I make mine with stock and I just fluff it back up with a fork after its done
     
  5. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Thank you both for your replies! I'm an inexperienced cous cous cook, so any suggestions are great! :D xx
     
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    I use stock too and only just cover the couscous so it doesn't go too soggy, then fluff it up :)
     
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    I sometimes use marmite - mix about 1 teaspoon marmite with hot water & pour over couscous. Yep I just fluff mine up when cooked.

    When I make it with marmite I add tomatoes & cheese, yummy.
     
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    Circes Strutting her stuff

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    If you do a search in the recipe forum I'm sure you'll find some ideas. Also check out online recipe sites like www.bbcgoodfood.com as many recipes can be made SW friendly.
     
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    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    Thank you all for the great suggestions! :D xx
     
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    Exactly whats been said - chicken stock and just enough to cover it and have a few little pools. Then cover so it steams and fluff to break it up after 5 mins

    Someone mentioned wholemeal cous cous on here recently but I cant find it
     
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