Moroccan mushrooms with couscous

Moroccan mushrooms with couscous

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(71 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This filling Moroccan meal is packed full of vitamins and vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal245
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre6g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.51g
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Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 300g mushroom, quartered
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 410g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 175g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 50g soft dried apricots, diced
    Apricots

    Apricot

    ay-pree-kot

    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Fry the onion in the oil for 6 mins until softened. Add the cinnamon and cumin and cook for 1 min, stirring. Add the mushrooms, cook for 2 mins, then stir in the tomatoes, chickpeas and honey. Season and simmer for 7-8 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the couscous with the dried apricots and some seasoning in a bowl. Pour over 250ml boiling water, stir to mix, then cover. Leave to stand for 7 mins or until softened. To serve, fluff up with a fork, stir in the parsley and top with the mushroom mixture. Great served with some green beans.

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cmccrawford
26th Nov, 2012
5.05
ooh and added some carrots as well - thought that helped make it a bit 'chunkier'...
cmccrawford
26th Nov, 2012
5.05
nice and quick and really tasty. added some chili paste and was quite a bit more liberal with spices than it suggests, but really liked the cinnamon in it - different! also didn't have any dried apricots so put some raisins in the couscous + lots of black pepper
goldphish
8th Nov, 2012
4.05
I thought this was very bland although my husband (who usually likes very spicy foods) loved it! Next time I will add extra spices and maybe some chilli flakes to perk it up.
lizleicester
26th Oct, 2012
5.05
Really enjoyed this as a side dish with belly pork so didn't add the couscous and apricots but have them at the ready for next time when I'll do this as the main dish.
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KochinVeronica
29th Sep, 2012
4.05
Light and tasty->great for dinner!
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KochinVeronica
29th Sep, 2012
4.05
Light and tasty->great for dinner!
ruthy10
13th Sep, 2012
3.05
I also think this dish is bland, there is no depth to the flavor. Did not enjoy it.
pammy82
8th Aug, 2012
3.05
This was rather bland, next time I will add more spice however it was very simple to make.
amyeve
6th Aug, 2012
5.05
This was really nice. A quick and easy dinner to make that tastes great! Looking at the comments I added the amount of spices as explained in the recipe but I halved the portion size - So effectively doubling the amount of cinnamon and cumin. I also doubled the amount of honey and added some harissa paste too. Definitely making this again!
juliebird2004
23rd Jul, 2012
5.05
As newcomers to Moroccan food, we found this to be very tasty and not too overwhelming (though I did go for heaped tsps after reading the other comments). I added more veg and served with rice cooked with sultanas rather than couscous with apricots (gotta go with what's in the cupboard) which worked really well.

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