Saturday, August 10, 2013
Cherry Tomato Couscous - Nigella Lawson
This month, we are focusing on Nigella Lawson in Cook Like A Star. I am having a blast going through the book, Nigella Kitchen. Once upon a time, I put yellow stickies on the recipes that most appealed to me and have only cooked a handful of these so this is my time, to catch up and make some others.
I have been buying brown rice couscous since the celiac in the family prohibits us having "real" couscous. I found this recipe and decided it made an easy but filling dish. I followed the directions from the box but used half vegetable broth and half water. I think, I should have used all soup since it needed flavor.
1 cup brown rice couscous
1 cup water
1 cup soup (it was too dry so I added another half of a cup of soup)
1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon fresh parsley or oregano
Put the couscous into a heatproof bowl and all the grated ginger.Add lemono juice and garlic. Give everything a bit of a mix before adding the hot boiled water. Cover the bowl, either with plastic wrap or a plate, and set aside.
Add halved cherry tomatoes and gently mix into the couscous. Add the parsley or oregano. Mix it all together.
Eat and enjoy.
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