Sesame Fried Couscous
Member recipe by jonesey92
Delicious Indian-flavoured couscous, perfect with fish, prawns, or burgers (Quorn Southern Style Burgers if you're vegetarian), or to stuff vegetables.
- 50g couscous
- 100ml boiling water
- 1/2 vegetable stock cube
- 1/2 tsp cumin (seeds or ground)
- 1/2 tsp garam masala (best is Tesco's own)
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- Weigh out the couscous into a (pre-warmed) small flat-bottomed bowl. Give it a shake to spread the couscous evenly.
- Tip the cumin and garam masala into a measuring jug, then crumble in the stock cube.
- Pour in 100ml boiling water, stiring with a small metal spoon.
- Pour over the couscous, and give a quick stir so the couscous is spread evenly through the stock. This will help it soak in better. Leave for 5 to 10 mins, depending on your couscous, but stir again after about 3 mins.
- If you like, you can serve it up at this stage, once the couscous has absorbed the stock. Alternatively, while it is soaking, heat up the sesame oil in a frying pan.
- Scrape the soaked couscous into the frying pan, using the little spoon from earlier to get it all out, as it will be quite sticky. Fry it for a few minutes - around 2-4 will do. I like to add prawns to make it a bit more special, and cooked diced peppers would go nicely in there too.
- Once the couscous has re-heated through, and absorbed all the flavours of the sesame oil, serve it up with your meat or seafood. Another tasty idea is to use the couscous to stuff a whole, topped and de-seeded, roasted pepper.