Couscous Recipe w/ $2.00 Coupon
Depending on Vegetable added
Most people have never tried, heard of, or even seen what couscous looks like. It is a very easy, healthy alternative, for a side dish instead of boxed rice or pasta.
When I first started using couscous, I had looked at it for a healthy baby food alternative, that did not take long to make, like your boxed rice, or pastas, but were not FULL of sodium.
Now, don't get me wrong, you can get boxed couscous that is full of sodium and preservatives, just like you can rice or pasta. The difference is how you buy it. If you buy it in the large container, plain or whole wheat it has no fat, cholesterol, or sodium. Now this in not for the low carb diets. It is a healthy alternative to boxed rice or pastas.
Now when I say quick I mean quick! 5 Minutes! Now, as suggested on container, I do not add butter or salt. Instead I add any kind of veggie or a couple Tbsp of Salsa. You could even add some fresh shredded cheese. I have a recipe below.
Here is a site that makes a great Couscous Rice Select. Also they have a $2.00 off coupon, that you can print.
You will find couscous in your grocery usually on the top shelf by the rice. Now don't let the price scare you. One container lasts a LONG time especially if you are adding vegetables. Enjoy!
- In a pot put your water according to box directions.
- When you bring your water to a boil, also boil a handful of any kind of frozen or fresh vegetables at the same time. (If they are fresh you might need to boil a few minutes longer before adding your couscous. If you do add a little more water.)
- My favorites are sliced mushrooms, broccoli, or frozen peas.
- You can also add any spice you wish such as garlic powder, basil, or oregano.
- After you bring water to boil, you then add couscous.
- Stir, remove from heat, and cover for usually 5 minutes.
- This is when, you can add a couple Tbsp of salsa, or shredded cheese, if you want to.
- It just needs to melt and warm.
- You can also serve this cold with a little Feta and Chopped Tomato, YUM! Just chill the couscous first, then add the feta, tomato, and a little Basil.