Free Healthy Recipe - Moroccan Couscous

Dairy free, Low fat, Low sugar

Couscous is a delicious substitute for rice and takes much less time to prepare. Many people with wheat intolerances find that they can still tolerate wheat if it is unbaked. Where possible buy organic couscous - it tastes much better. This dish is great served with simple baked fish and some greens.

1 cup couscous
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 red chilli seeded and finely chopped
1 cup boiling water
1 2cm piece preserved lemon, cut into thin slivers
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 medium sweet potato

To make the kumera chips, preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius, and using a vegetable peeler, peel off and discard the skin, then peel thin slices off the kumera. Lay the chips on a flat, very lightly greased baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for about 15 minutes, then turn the chips over. Keep moving them around on the tray every few minutes until they have all dried out and become crisp. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

Dry roast the almonds in a pan over a medium heat, taking care not to burn them. Set aside.

In a dry pan roast the couscous until it produces a lovely aroma, then put aside. Heat the oil in the same pan and saute the garlic and chilli until soft. Return the grain to the pan then stir through the garlic and chilli. Remove from the heat, transfer to a separate bowl, add the boiling water and stir. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Using a fork, separate the grains then add the preserved lemon, parsley and almonds. Serve on a platter with the optional kumera chips.

Makes 2 servings

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Prep Time: 40 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Ready in: 55 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Lunch
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 2298 kj
Calories 549 kcal
Fat 17.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.9 g
Total Carbohydrate 78.2 g
Total Protein 16.1 g
Fibre 5 g

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