Cous Cous is an extremely light and healthy option which can replace Rice or pasta in a meal. This staple of North African diet consists of Tiny, steamed and dried granules of semolina. Easily found in markets nowadyas, the pre cooked variety are very easy to cook. Just add it to some boiling chicken or vegetable stock and cook for 5 minutes. 


Precooked variety Cous cous -1.5 cups

Chicken/vegetable stock -1.5 cup

Water – 1.5 cup

Salt – to taste

Pepper corn – 5,6

Garlic Cloves – 6 chopped

Baby corn – 3

Bell peppers -1 green 1 red

Baby carrot -1

For Garnish :

Spring onion stalks -2/3 finely chopped

Sausage chicken ( optional) – sauteed lightly in butter

In a large pan saute the garlic once lightly browned add the vegetables and cook for a few minutes. 

Now add the stock and water and let come to a boil. If you want, you can use stock only, or just boil in water,  else you can use half stock and half water.

Add 1 tsp of white vinegar / 2 tsp lemon juice.

Once it comes to a boil add the cous cous and cook for 5 mins

Keep stirring, you will see the cous cous becomes fluffy and increases in volume

Add more water if required

The ratio is 1.5 cups of stock/ water to 1 cup of cous cous  

Remove from heat and spread in a large plate. 

Garnish with sausage and chopped spring onions

I add a variety of vegetables/ sausages etc to make it more interesting. It is a great accompaniment to a variety of dishes.

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