While I love the idea of having something different for my Sunday lunch, I don't really like the idea of spending a long time cooking, chopping, washing - it's a never-ending list of complaints, and what I want is something fun, fast, light for lunch. I picked up a packet of couscous this weekend and added a bit of this and that to jazz it up :D
Mushroom and Lemon Couscous: The recipe is from the box - modified a bit to suit my Indian/vegetarian diet.
Ingredients Used/Change in Recipe:
- I used plain water instead of chicken broth.
- Red onions - no green onions at home.
- Added 1 green chili while sauteing the mushrooms for some added heat.
- Used regular grated cheddar cheese.
Cook the couscous in 1-1/4 cups of water as instructed. Keep aside.
Saute finely chopped, garlic, green chili, red onions, and mushrooms in butter. Season with salt and a bit of pepper.
Mix the cooked couscous with the sauteed vegetable mixture along with 1/4 cup of grated cheese.
I served it with a simple raita (yogurt mixed with finely chopped onions, cilantro, and green chili).
Fancy enough for me and definitely fast and easy to prepare for just about anyone - do give this a try (serve with a spicy vegetable or meat stew if you don't mind some extra cooking).
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