This versatile fast food is an essential storecupboard staple – just soak it in boiling water and in minutes you’ll have an accompaniment to meat, fish, cooked vegetables or tagines, or the makings of a hearty salad.
How to Use:
Pour one cup of lightly salted boiling water or stock over 1 cup of couscous. Cover and allow the couscous to swell for 5 minutes. Fluff up couscous with a fork and add butter and spices if desired. Stir cooked vegetables such as roasted peppers and mushrooms, or toss with chopped nuts and dried fruits and flavour with a pinch of your favourite spice. Or serve cooked couscous as a dessert, sweetened with ground cinnamon.