• Prajwala Darog

Moroccan-Style Vegetable Couscous

Sweet & Spicy Moroccan style Kid-friendly vegan entree

I've always loved Moroccan food. They are delightfully complex and packed with so much flavor - a complete amalgamation of sweet, salty, spicy, tangy all at the same time.


Couscous is a tiny pasta that is made from wheat flour or barley and is often served as a side with a choice of meat or stew. My older kid has been obsessed with it for some time now and he likes me to pack this for lunch at least once a week.


You can make so many versions of this delicacy but I like to keep the ingredients simple & healthy to make my life easier on a busy weekday. Plus, this recipe can be made in 10 minutes which is a huge win.


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MOROCCAN-STYLE VEGETABLE COUSCOUS


Ingredients:

  • Dry Couscous - 1/3 cup

  • Butter - 1tbsp

  • Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped

  • Carrots - 1/2 cup, finely chopped

  • Mushrooms - 1/2 cup, chopped

  • Peas - 1/2 cup

  • Walnuts/ pinenuts - 1/3 cup, slightly roasted

  • Water - 1/2 cup

  • Spices - 1 small bay leaf, 1/2 tsp each of garlic powder, cinnamon powder, black pepper, Onion salt (optional)

  • Fresh parley - 1 tbsp, chopped

  • Juice of half a small lime

Instructions:

  • Melt butter in a sauce pan.

  • Add onions and sauté. Add in all the vegetables and mix well.

  • Add in the couscous and combine

  • Add spices, salt and mix well

  • Reduce heat to low and add water, mix and close the pan with a lid

  • Set timer for 7 mins.

  • Open lid and check if the couscous is cooked. If it appears dry, add 2 tbsp of hot water and cover again.

  • Fluff the couscous with a fork. It should not be mushy,

  • Top with walnuts/ pine nuts and mix until well-combined.

  • Garnish with parsley and lime juice.

  • Enjoy hot or cold.

PRAJ's TIPS:

  • You can add some shredded chicken or chickpeas for protein.

  • This can also be served as a side-dish with a curry of your choice.

  • Cooking time and amount of water used may vary depending on the size of the couscous. Please check your package for cooking instructions.

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