Cous cous is a great grain to have in your diet. It’s only boring if you serve it plain, but who does that? Honestly? I even use a cup a soup mix added to the water instead of risking my food being boring. That is not allowed to happen. Boring food is not the sort of thing anyone wants on their plate. Super seven cous cous is anything but boring food. It’s bright, lively and looks like a rainbow. Who wouldn’t want to eat a rainbow?
Not only is this dish very pretty, it’s packed with goodness and contains all five portions of fruit & vegetables. In one simple dish. I love food like this. It even goes down well with fruit dodgers. I’ve blagged a few of The Boy’s fruit dodging mates into eating this a few times. They ate it all and came back for more! Cous cous travels well too so it’s a great picnic food and a little really does go a long way if you add enough things to it. Fridge bottom fruit & veg are a great addition to this dish. You can really add what you like to it though. For smaller children, chop the fruit & vegetables into tiny chunks.
Super seven cous cous is meat free and suitable for vegetarians, vegans and clean eating diets. You can eat it as a part of a paleo diet but make sure you use giant wholegrain cous cous instead of the regular kind. Considering it was meat free, I am pleased to say that Misteright didn’t moan about the lack of it, which made a welcome change.
- 1 x cup cous cous
- 2 x cup boiling water
- 1 x chicken stock cube
- 15g butter
- 1 x clove garlic (crushed)
- 1/4 cup peas
- 1/2 tin green giant sweetcorn
- 1 x red onion (finely diced)
- 2 x tomatoes (seeds removed and diced)
- 1/2 nectarine (diced)
- 1/2 green pepper (diced)
- 1/2 red pepper (diced)
- 1 x minneola (peeled and segmented)
- put the cous cous, water, stock cube & garlic in a pan
- put the lid on and cook for 2 minutes
- turn off the heat
- stir well making sure all of the stock cube is dissolved
- add all of the remaining ingredients
- leave covered for a further 15 minutes
- use a fork to separate any clumps of cous cous