If you’re getting tire of pasta and rice, why not give couscous a try? It’s easy to make, quick, and relatively frugal – especially if you buy your couscous in bulk and avoid the boxed mixes. My kids love this easy Parmesan couscous recipe. When I make it, we never have leftovers!
The nice thing is that we usually have all the ingredients on hand for this Easy Parmesan Couscous recipe. You can certainly add whatever you want to it to make it more flavorful or exotic. Tomatoes, red peppers, chopped basil, olives, and feta cheese are all good additions.
1 1/2 C. dry couscous
1 1/2 C. chicken stock
1 clove garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
Salt (optional. I rarely add salt because my chicken stock is salted)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/3 C. grated Parmesan cheese
Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add garlic and onions and saute until soft. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for five minutes, then fluff with a fork. Add remaining ingredients: pepper, balsamic vinegar, and grated Parmesan. Fluff again and serve while hot. Voila! Easy Parmesan Couscous.
Tip: DO NOT allow the couscous to be overcooked, otherwise you’ll end up with a lumpy, sticky (unappetizing) glob. Properly cooked couscous will be light and fluffy.
Couscous is usually located near the rice and grains in most supermarkets. If you have a hard time finding couscous, you can even purchase it on Amazon.com.