My boyfriend and I made a delicious dinner with fish, broccoli salad (well, he made a lot of the dinner I was practicing my fine culinary skills chopping an onion, slowly), and couscous. Couscous is one of the few cooked dinner grains that I actually enjoy. I’m not a big fan of rice or regular pasta, but I love couscous.
It is traditionally a staple of North Africa, but most all countries in the Middle East and Europe eat couscous. Did you know couscous is just an itty bitty pasta? Yep, it’s just semolina wheat flour like all other pastas. This does not mean it is whole grain, but you can find some ready to cook packages of whole grain couscous.
1. Boil 1 cup water, salted.
2. Add 1 cup plain couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 mins with lid on.
3. Add chopped garlic, 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts (preferably the kind packed in oil), 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 2 Tbsp. parsley, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
4. Put the lid back on and let the ingredients warm–up for 2 mins. Enjoy!