The list of ingredients for most of the recipes I found was pretty long & I've only got a few of them available, so I decided to just make do with what I could find in my kitchen. Thus, although mine is a simplified version, it actually turned out delicious!
1/4 cup of organic couscous
40g of organic beef
1 bay leaf
1 clove of garlic, chopped finely
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/6 organic red capsicum, diced
A handful of frozen peas
A generous dash of cinnamon
A small dash of nutmeg
1 tsp of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (EVCO)
1/2 cup of water
1. Heat up the EVCO in a pot. Add the bay leaf & garlic & fry till the garlic starts to brown.
2. Add both the onion & capsicum & fry till almost tender then pour in the beef. Gently break up the beef with your spatula & fry till slightly brown.
3. Pour water in & let it come to a boil before adding the couscous followed by the peas. Simmer till the water has been absorbed by the couscous which should only take between 2 to 3 minutes & it's done! Remove bay leaf & serve warm.
Yes, it's that simple! Preparation & cooking only took me 15 minutes. After trying a mouthful, I almost couldn't believe that it tasted so good. I was so excited that I asked my hubby to give it a try too. Guess what he said? He asked me if I could cook it for him some time soon (~.^) This is such a quick-to-cook single dish meal which will be very ideal for most working mummies who want to prepare a healthy meal for their children but are yet pressed for time. Hmmm..an idea just came to me! Breakfast shall be sweet couscous tomorrow. So, stay tuned ;>