Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
Tonight I was making Chicken Zing and I needed a side dish with an oriental flair... I came up with this and got great reviews from the family! (Cooking time is the time the cous cous needs to sit.)
- 1 1⁄2 cups dry couscous
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄8 onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 dash lemon juice (eyeball it)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon parsley flakes
- Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil until tender. Remove from oil.
- Boil chicken broth. When broth has reached a boil, add cous cous and remove from heat.
- Stir in onions and garlic.
- Stir in remaining ingredients and let cous cous sit for five minutes.
- Serve immediately.
This was GREAT! My husband is always telling me NOT to cook couscous because he hates it, but that doesn't stop me from trying once in a while lol. He actually liked this one! I added a bit of sweet asian chili sauce, and some sesame oil and I eyeballed most of the other ingredients. It was simple and tasted great with our Orange Teryiaki Chicken!
I scaled back for 1 serve and there was plenty for 3 of us - the only thing I did differently was to my couscous into a bowl and then heat up the broth in the microwave and then poured over the couscous and covered and after five minutes fluffed up and added the other ingredients and served. Thank you ShortyBond, made for Name that Ingredient tag game.
I really liked this recipe - could have used 1/4 cup more broth. Added diced smoked turkey sausage and thinly sliced snow peas. Loved the flavors.