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.