Couscous dinner has been one of my mainstays for the past year or so.
Cooking for one can be a nice way to spend some time or it can be annoying because it is only for you and you aren't hungry anyway and have no taste for anything.
I made couscous the other day ... just for something to do .. put it in the fridge to sit until I felt like eating.
They are easy- I use the box of Far East couscous.
Bring water and a bit of oil to a boil, add the couscous and turn off the heat. Add the flavor pack/or not. I never use the flavor pack. Until now.
I had a drawer of vegetables getting old in the fridge.
I have several boxes of couscous ... because I never remember that I already have it so I buy another box.
who remembers how much couscous they have ??
OK, this is how you do it :
* 1 box couscous .. any flavor will do .. the flavor is a separate envelope, you don't even have to use it.
* Bring water to boil, with a drop of olive oil in it.
* Add contents of box, stir , turn off heat, put lid on it ..
Red onion or / and scallions
Whatever veggies are in the fridge ..
*I added broccoli and celery with red onion*
When that is all cooked and tender, throw some flavor on it.
I used Sesame Oil and a little Soy Sauce.
Toss the whole thing around in the pot and let it sit.
Don't refrigerate unless you feel you must or like it cold.
It is good warm ( microwave works fine) or cold ( I like cold better in Summer)
Let it sit at room temp or into the fridge, it is perfect alone or with anything you like ..
I love couscous with fish .. salmon roasted under the broiler ... yummm.
And there you have it. A meal that can actually be made and ready for the table in about 15-20 minutes.