Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One-Dish Speedy Couscous

I have got another Gooseberry Patch cookbook to share with you, and boy am I excited! I’m cooking from “101 Stovetop Suppers”. So far, this book has been great for quick and easy meals for those busy summer nights. Here’s the first recipe I tried… Be sure to stay tuned for a few more recipes from this cookbook, and a giveaway coming up in a few short weeks!

one dish speedy couscous

This is what the new book looks like – there are tons of great recipes and beautiful photos to help you choose which one you want to try next!101 Stovetop Suppers

For this one-dish speedy couscous – start with 1 zucchini, halved and chopped; 1 carrot, peeled and chopped (or grated, if you prefer); and 1 celery stalk, sliced.

chopped veggies
Add 1-12 ounce package of uncooked couscous. (You can find couscous in your grocery store near the rice.)

uncooked couscous
Add 2 cups of cooked chicken. This would be a great way to use up some leftover chicken. I didn’t have any, so I just cooked two chicken breasts in a skillet with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Quick and easy (and probably the hardest part of this entire meal!).

Bring 2 cups of orange juice to a boil (I used the same pan I cooked the chicken in), and pour over the couscous mixture. Stir it up to get it good and mixed. Then cover and let everything stand for five minutes.

add liquid and toss
When your five minutes are up, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil, and 2 chopped green onions. I also added some fresh chopped cilantro. Give it all a good stir to get the herbs mixed in, and you’re ready to eat!

one dish speedy couscous

I will admit, the cilantro did not complement the flavor of the orange juice very well. I wish I had just stuck with basil. Next time – no cilantro. Otherwise, this was a super-fast, super-yummy way to get in some summer veggies!

Here is the printable recipe card for you…

one-dish speedy couscous recipe card
Enjoy! Be sure to stop by this post and enter to win a copy of this cookbook!

{Gooseberry Patch did give me a copy of “101 Stovetop Suppers” to review and a copy to give away. All thoughts, opinions, and photographs are my own. Affiliate links were used in this post.}

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