Friday, July 25, 2008

Couscous with peppers, onions, pine nuts & thyme

This will just be a quick post.

If you are looking for an easy meal to make on a work night, give this a try. Satisfying, super easy, only 1 pan required and quick. Make extra couscous for lunch the next day. This is also a great option for a picnic!

Ingredients & Preparation:
Serves 4

  • 1 cup of Israeli couscous
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 chopped red pepper
  • 1 chopped onion or 2 chopped shallots
  • 1/2 cup of toasted pine nuts
  • 5 sprigs of thyme, leaves only (fresh from my garden!)
  • some olive oil
Add some olive oil to a heavy bottom, deep frying pan. Add pine nuts and saute until golden. Set aside. Add onions and cook until soft. Set aside with the pine nuts. Add 4 cups of vegetable stock to the same pan, bring to a boil. Add the couscous and bring back to the boil. Cook for 8 minutes or until al dente. Strain. Put couscous, onions, and pine nuts back into the pan. Toss in the red peppers (I don't cook these - I like them crunchy!) and thyme leaves. Stir until mixed through. I didn't need to add any extra salt or pepper. Garnish with thyme. I served mine with falafel (buy a store bought mix and make at home) but the couscous can be enjoyed alone.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

This looks wonderful! I don't always cooking with israeli couscous but I should since I really enjoy the texture of it.