Thursday, January 27, 2011

Couscous with a Kick

By Liorah Abrams
Liorah is a work-from-home mom, on staff with and running her own graphic design business. She lives with her husband and two daughters in in Boston, MA where they enjoy working to strengthen the Jewish community. Her husband is a University Professor, so between family, friends, students and clients, she never has a dull moment or an empty kitchen!

Couscous with a Kick
(Adapted from Rachel Rey)

This dish is easy and dynamic, and keeps well on a blech!

olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
pinch of ground cinnamon
salt and peper
1 box (10oz) Israeli couscous
hot water
2 tablespoons chicken consomme

In a large pan with a lid, heat olive oil on medium heat.
Add garlic and onion and saute 1 to 2 minutes. 
Add zucchini and tomato, cook for another 5 minutes.
Add spices and lemon juice, cook for 2 more minutes.

Measure out water to cook the whole box of couscous, according to it's directions.
Add chicken consomme and stir, then add mixture to the pan.
Stir in couscous, cover and reduce heat to low.
Cook 10 - 15 min's until water has absorbed.

Remove from heat, fluff, and serve!

5 LadyMama voices:

Pnina said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Liorah. Is that the actual brand you use?

miriam said... [Reply to comment]

It doesn't look that is that box. That box says 21oz and she says 10 oz
also which couscous u use the israeli ones or the regular ones?

Dassi said... [Reply to comment]

Were planning on making the recipe this week! can't wait to try it out, looks delicious!

Liorah said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Pnina, I do use the Osem brand, and also for the chicken consomme. But I buy the 10oz boxes, and make the whole thing - haven't seen the bottles like that at my store!

Dass - enjoy!

Shevy said... [Reply to comment]

I made a variation of this over Shabbos...GREAT!