Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fried couscous


This is another dish inspired by 101 Cookbooks. This time it's a fried couscous bowl, which is a variation of Heidi's Wild Fried Rice.

Jill was over today and she wanted couscous. I had made some stuffed bell peppers the other day with couscous and cannellini beans, which were really good together. We still had a can in the pantry, so we decided to toss those in, along with some garlic, white onion, tomato, spinach, parmesan cheese, fried egg, and lots of red pepper flakes and/or tabasco. I am starting to love spicy food, which is really weird for me.

This is a good dish to get in all your nutrients; it's full of whole grains, protein, and veggies. Use a 1/2 TB of olive oil to fry your egg, then remove it from the pan and add another 1/2 TB to fry your couscous. It's also pretty versatile...just add in whatever you've got laying around: beans, carrots, peas, bell peppers, pretty much anything. Just remember not to add in any beans or tomatoes until the end, or they'll get mushed up.

5 comments:

Jill said...

This was so simple and good! I'm going to have to start eating this for lunch a couple times a week. You know how much I love fried rice!

Jennifer said...

Fried??!! I have never heard or thought of doing such a think with couscous. I love (and envy)creative people! Please consider entering the eating your wrods challenge at my blog:
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jordan said...

Oh thanks, I'd love to do the contest if I can find some time!! :)

noble pig said...

This is quite the concept! Fried couscous...I LOVE IT!

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

What a great idea - just like fried rice! I recently started stocking Israeli couscous in my pantry, it's so versatile and cooks pretty quickly. I'll have to try it this way next time.