pearl couscous pilaf
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recipe type: quick meals
serves: 2
  • 2 teaspoons olive ol
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ red capsicum
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 125g pearl couscous
  • 1½ cups stock
  • 6 asparagus spears
  • peas or baby broad beans
  • 6 leaves kale (or other dark leafy green)
  • orange or lemon juice
  1. Heat the olive oil and cook the onions, and the capsicum. Add the garlic and stir. Add the cumin and the sweet and smoked paprika. Stir briefly and toast them a little, do not allow to burn.
  2. Add the couscous and stir.Add the boiling water, cover the pan and allow to cook for about 8 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the vegetables and put the lid back on and cook for a couple of minutes until the couscous is done.
  4. Remove from the heat and squeeze in some orange or lemon juice. scatter with parsley and serve.
You can really use any vegetable or spicing with this dish.
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