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Buttery couscous

Buttery couscous

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus soaking
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Serve a big scoop of this buttery couscous alongside your favourite meat or veggie recipe

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal195
fat8g
saturates3g
carbs30g
sugars1g
fibre0g
protein3g
low insalt0.47g
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Ingredients

  • 350g couscous
  • 400ml warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • knob of butter

Method

  • STEP 1

    Soak the couscous in the warm water with the salt for 10-15 mins, until it’s been absorbed. Gently break up the grains with a fork and add sunflower oil. Rub the oil into the grains to break them up. Aerate by lifting them up in your fingers and letting them fall.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the couscous into an ovenproof dish and dot with little bits of butter. Soak a piece of greaseproof paper in water and squeeze out the excess before laying it over the top of the couscous. Place in the oven for 15-20 mins.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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