For hours standing in the kitchen to cook an elaborate dish. For many, a nightmare for me, more of a pleasure. At least this is so, since we have completely renovated the kitchen and dining area after a major renovation action. Having over 5 years in a mini-kitchen with just 1 meter worktop – or rather two 50cm – had to cook, I have since the end of December my absolute dream kitchen: open and with MUCH place! If I had to name my favorite place in our house, then it would certainly become the kitchen. The planning was a lot of fun – on occasion I can explain this in more detail if desired – and with the result, I am totally satisfied.
Nevertheless, there are days when you barely have time or do not want to ever be in the kitchen. The perfect solution? Very clear: pasta. but since I had my entire childhood on pasta every day in different variations, I have some time looking for an alternative. And I found it: Couscous! If you've never cooked with it should do so necessarily. It's simple and it's fast – even usually faster than a pasta dish.
Today's court, for example, – from the magazine deli – cooked ready in just 15 minutes tastes warm, but the next day cold.
Ingredients: (For 4 servings)
- 300g Couscous
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 20g butter, softened
- 1 pomegranate
- 4 tbsp chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper
- In a saucepan, boil 600ml salted water, add the couscous and the cinnamon sticks, remove from heat and allow three minutes to swell covered.
- Season with pepper, add pomegranate seeds, butter and chopped parsley. Then with a fork, mix everything well and loosen the couscous.
And, the not sound super easy to? It is! I like to do more of it and then take it in a lunch box to work. Not infrequently, the colleagues are envious 🙂
What about with you? Do you use also like couscous? Maybe you have another alternative to pasta for me? Then likes to write me a comment, I am pleased with suggestions!