Couscous: Share some recipes.

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SouthernGirl:  Couscous goes with everything, much like rice does.  I like it plain with, like you said, chicken and asparagus…or I’ll make cream of mushroom soup and add some of that to the couscous.  Sometimes I’ll add craisins and nuts…it depends on what I’m eating it with!  It is VERY easy to make — you boil water and oil, put the couscous in, stir, remove it from the heat, and cover it for five minutes.  Fluff with a fork and DONE.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

For more flavor use chicken stock instead of water.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SouthernGirl:  Yep.  Do as fascinated said and use broth instead of water, and you’ll have a delicious side.  It does not taste exactly the same as rice…but it’s good.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I love couscous! I’m weird and will just eat it by itself. I always mix butter in it, put parm on it, and then put some mozzarella on top and melt it. Mmmm, so good.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@allyfally:  I had some the other day with a little bit of mushroom soup, and sweet potatoes.  It was awesome.  

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I use chicken stock and usually mix in something finely chopped, like black olives or broccoli.  I pair it with chicken sausage and it’s delish!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I think this is the one my mom made, or at least its really close, but it was friggin delicious! It is a nice side dish like rice tjough it doesnt taste the same.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

For a different spin on couscous, you can make it almost like oatmeal, in a sweet/breakfast version: add butter, honey and cinnamon to prepared plain couscous (small grain, not israeli/pearl). Stir in an assortment of nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts, Brazils, macadamia, hazelnuts, etc.). Top with chopped apples, sliced bananas, raisins, craisins, etc. (Adapt the recipe to your tastes/available toppings).

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like to flavour mine up. I fry some spring onions, garlic, spices (whatever is to hand) some finely diced bell peppers. Tip in the Cous Cous and some chicken or veg stock and leave. Then stir though toasted pine nuts and fresh cut herbs once its abosrbed all the stock. I like to serve it with baked fish (put the fish in a parcel with bok choi, garlic, ginger, chilli flakes, spring onions, soy sause, white whine vinega and a little oil and bake in a medium oven for 15-20 mins)

Yummy

I’ve tried loads of these and they are great

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/search/recipes?query=cous+cous&=Search

 

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