Wednesday, December 5, 2007

WFMW--What Do I Fix?

When in a pinch for dinner, we have a few standbys in our house: pasta and canned sauce, breakfast, or couscous.

Yes, couscous.

If you haven't tried it, it's delicious!

It's a very small, very find pasta, traditionally eaten in the Middle East and North Africa.

You can buy it in bulk, or buy it in boxes that come complete with their own spice packets. Those are my favorite because they cook so quickly (boil water, add couscous, wait 5 minutes, eat!).

So, here is my What Do I Fix recipe for couscous:


*1 package couscous
*chopped vegetables (carrots, celery, tomatoes, peppers, green onion, sugar snap peas, anything that can steam quickly and tastes good al dente)
*if desired, chopped fruit (apples, dried fruit, raisins)
*cooked chicken, cubed
*marinade of choice

1. Cook chicken in large pan on stove, using equal parts marinade and water; drain completely.
2. Cook couscous according to directions on package.
3. Once done, add chopped vegetables and/or chopped fruit to pan after couscous is done absorbing the cooking liquid, and replace the lid to allow vegetables and fruit to steam for a few minutes.
3. Add cooked chicken and mix everything together.

Voila! A simple, healthy, meal ready to eat in 10 minutes.

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  1. Ooh, great idea! We love couscous here, but I haven't dressed it up too much. I'm going to have to try some of your mix-ins.

  2. We love couscous here, too! We recently found a bunch of pre-seasoned mixes at a nearby scratch & dent store for 69 cents! Woo hoo! Fast AND cheap!

  3. Couscous is awesome! I like to throw in a bullion cube and some pine nuts. The bullion adds flavor, and the pine nuts give it a gourmet touch. Sun-dried tomatoes are good too.


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