This super simple veggie couscous makes a lovely light meal that is packed with all the nutrients we need for a healthy body; it is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals and it is also filling. Couscous is a great alternative to rice and pasta, being a staple food throughout the North African cuisines. It is also very popular in Europe too, with France voting it as the third favourite dish.
What l love about couscous, besides the nutritional value, is the fact that it is super easy to cook. In just a few minutes you can have an amazing side dish by just adding hot water. Of course, you can also choose to make more complicated dishes, the couscous will easily absorbe all the great flavours.
My dish is not complicated at all, l just added chicken stock and vegetables and prepared a simple, yet very tasty meal. Replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock and you get a dish suitable for vegetarians or vegans. Also ideal in any diet, as it is low in calories. You can also add cooked meat of any kind or fish.
Super simple veggie couscous
- 1 cup of wholemeal couscous
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 100 g green beans
- 0,5 l good-quality chicken stock
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil to a pan.
- Chop the onion and fry gently until soft.
- Chop the carrots and green beans and add them to the pan.
- Pour the chicken stock and cover the pan with a lid.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes on a medium heat or until the vegetables are soft.
- Add the couscous and mix well.
- Remove from the heat and cover it with a lid for about 10 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is nice and fluffy.
- You may add more hot chicken stock if you feel the couscous is not cooked through or there was not enough liquid.
- Season with salt and black pepper and garnish with chopped parsley.
- Serve hot!