This is one of my weeknight ‘I have no time’ go-to-grains. Literally it takes 9 – 10 minutes to cook and perhaps 5 minutes (if that) to prepare. Delicious and healthy. If your kids are fussy about eating or trying Cous Cous, try adding a wee bit of shredded cheese to it (to make it exciting) or sprinkle some chia seeds on top (to make it crunch).
1 cup of Israeli-style or Pearl Cous Cous (shown in the pictures is a blend I like that combines cous cous with a little red quinoa, orzo & yellow split peas).
2 cups of water
For flavoring the cooking water (optional):
1 garlic clove (peeled, uncut)
1 dried or fresh chili pepper (uncut) Note: it will not make the cous cous spicy, just add flavor.
Generous (about 1 tbsp.) shake of turmeric
Generous (about 2 tsp. shake of cumin)
Salt (about 1 or 2 tsp.)
1 tbsp. of Olive Oil
Steps to Put This On Your Table:
- Bring (flavored water or plain water) to boil in a small but tall saucepan or stockpot (using high heat).
- Put the cous cous (slowly) into the boiling water.
- Stir the mixture very slowly, for about 30 seconds.
- Cover the pan, reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 9 or 10 minutes.
- Serve & enjoy. Leftovers can be saved in a container in the fridge for 2 or 3 days, reheat over low heat with about a ¼ cup of water (or broth).
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