Couscous is one of the popular Middle-East recipes which are plain and stewed with plenty of vegetables. There are different variations to it depending on the region and this Moroccan couscous is one such type. The traditional recipe roots from the lands of Morocco with slight variations from Israeli recipe.
Most people think that it is a grain but they are a type of pasta. This couscous is ridiculously simple and you can do the meal preparation using this recipe for about a week. Therefore, it is one of the basic foods across the lands of Middle East nations. In addition, adding a bunch of vegetables loads the recipe with a nutritional value which maintains the metabolism pretty well.
The best part is that you can store it in a Tupperware and use it for a week. Therefore, if you are going on a short trip, you could easily pack this recipe for a healthy trip. Further, this couscous is light and you can make this easily within thirty minutes.
Moroccan Couscous Preparation Tips
This couscous has a variety of fragrant spices and this one-pot dish is eaten traditionally with hands. Moreover, this is a communal dish served on a single platter and the people can taste it using a spoon. You can check the preparation steps of this couscous as follows
Ingredients Required For Moroccan Couscous
- Firstly, for roasting vegetables, you need small chunks of red pepper and red onion(Half cups respectively), small courgette, salt, and olive oil.
- Secondly, for seasoning couscous, you need 1 cup dried couscous, 1.25 cups of water, raisins, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, and turmeric, garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil.
- In addition, you can add grated carrot, chickpeas, fresh coriander, mint, and parsley, almonds and pomegranate seeds (if required).
Preparation Steps Of Moroccan Couscous
Take a baking tray and scatter the red onion, red pepper, and courgette on it with a slight drizzle of olive oil to bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, start mixing all the spices like ground cumin, coriander, pepper, turmeric, grated garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Now whisk it along with the warm water to which you should pour the dried couscous and raisins.
Give a little stir so that all the ingredients are soaked in the water and cover it with a lid. Let them soak and boil for about 10 minutes and once it is done, take it from the burner and allow it to cool. Consequently, you can use a fork to check whether they are boiled or not.
Addition Of Veggies And Spices To Taste
The next step is to add the soaked chickpeas, carrots, herbs, and other spices for taste. Moreover, you should stir it well for better mixing it with the ingredients.
Transfer it to a bowl and garnish it with the chopped almonds and pomegranate seeds for serving.
In conclusion, Moroccan couscous is simple and easy to prepare in the kitchen for a meal preparation activity.