how to make vegetable couscous

Vegetable Couscous

This vegetable couscous is good to eat on its own or as a side dish, it is light and very quick to make, you would make this vegetable couscous in less than 30 minutes, yes it’s that quick

vegetable couscous

Recently, I started trying to eat healthy and do some swaps with foods I would normally eat, I have also reduced the times I eat rice weekly as I am finding it difficult to shift this baby weight (Yes, I had a baby, another girl and she’s 3 months old). This vegetable couscous is now another midweek staple in my home as it’s very easy to cook and it also help us to eat more veg.

I used beef stock to soak the couscous but it can be made vegetarian, swap beef stock for vegetable stock. Also the couscous was cooked according to the instruction on the packet so check the brand you will be using for this recipe. I tell you what, couscous is ridiculously easy to make but it can easily go wrong too.  A well cooked couscous should be grainy and not mushy. I would advice you stick to the brand you know or cook according to packet.

Back to this delicious vegetable couscous, I used frozen mixed vegetable, staple spices that can be found in almost every kitchen and coarsely blended fresh pepper for heat. This meal right here is LIT! (Covering face) but honestly it’s that good. It is a testimony of the fact that you can cook good and hearty meals under half an hour.

What you will need

500g instant couscous

300g mixed vegetable

3 to 4tbsp vegetable oil (sub with oil of choice)

1 cooking spoon coarsely blended redbell pepper, onion and scoth bonnet chill

1tsp curry

1tsp thyme

Seasoning

Salt (you might not be needing this)

Stock for couscous (I used beef)


Method for couscous

Add instant couscous to a bowl, add hot boiling stock/water, cover tightly with a lid and leave to stand according to pack. Move on to cooking the vegetable

Method for sauce

Place a pan over  medium heat and add vegetable oil to hot pan

Add mixed vegetable and stir for about 2 minutes

Add curry, thyme and seasoning and stir to combine.

Add the blended pepper, stir to combine and cook for another 4 to 8 minutes, taste for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly

Add cooked couscous to the vegetable and stir to combine (gently fold the vegetable with the couscous or fluff with a fork)

Serve couscous with side of choice or eat as a main meal.

Vegetable Couscous
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Recipe type: Side or Mains
Cuisine: Vary
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Serves: 4
 
This vegetable couscous is simple, delicious and easy to make, it can be eaten on its own or as a side dish
Ingredients
  • 500g instant couscous
  • 300g mixed vegetable
  • 3 to 4tbsp vegetable oil (sub with oil of choice)
  • 1 cooking spoon coarsely blended redbell pepper, onion and scoth bonnet chill
  • 1tsp curry
  • 1tsp thyme
  • Seasoning
  • Salt (you might not be needing this)
  • Stock for couscous (I used beef)
Instructions
  1. Method for couscous
  2. Add instant couscous to a bowl, add hot boiling stock/water, cover tightly with a lid and leave to stand according to pack. Move on to cooking the vegetable
  3. Method for sauce
  4. Place a pan over  medium heat and add vegetable oil to hot pan
  5. Add mixed vegetable and stir for about 2 minutes
  6. Add curry, thyme and seasoning and stir to combine.
  7. Add the blended pepper, stir to combine and cook for another 4 to 8 minutes, taste for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly
  8. Add cooked couscous to the vegetable and stir to combine (gently fold the vegetable with the couscous or fluff with a fork)
  9. Serve couscous with side of choice or eat as a main me

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