Friday, 11 September 2015

CousCous Packed Lunch - Meal preparation

Couscous is one of the easiest things to prepare; it is cheap and a healthy alternative to pasta. Couscous can be eaten either cold or hot and also can be adapted to incluse any vegetable of choice. The first time i made this, i didnt like it. Then, i started thinking, how do i make this more exciting for us. My husband loves all things spicy, so i incooperated that. I love tasty food, so i thought about using meat stock instead of plain hot water. Just adding these two made a  whole loads of difference. then i started adding other things of interest, like butternut squash, tomatoes, basil and all.  Here is the recipe of this one i just recently made.

All you need

1 cup of couscous
beef stock (i make my own)

1/4 cup peas
1/3 cup freshly cooked corn
5 baby plum tomatoes (sliced)
handful basil leaves (finely chopped)
1/2 scotch bonnet (finely chopped)


Add all the vegetables in a bowl, set aside.

Place couscous in a bowl, heat the stock in the microwave until hot.

Pour over couscous just a little above the cous cous level.

Cover with cling film, place in microwave and cook for a 45 seconds.

Remove from microwave and allow to stand for about 2 minutes.

Using a fork, fluff up the couscous. then add the couscous to the vegetable.

Gently toss together and serve warm or cold.


1 comment:

  1. This is really mesmerizing and lovely to have such food. This blog has really made me hungry. But i have the method and ingredients so soon gonna try this. Thanks for sharing.