January 25, 2012

Curried Broccoli Couscous

Have you noticed that a lot of side dishes go well with meat?  Given my distaste for meat, I'm never quite sure what to pair with side dishes.  For example, tonight I made curried broccoli couscous which was really good, but it's not exactly a meal.

When I try a new recipe, I always ask Chris what he thinks, so I know if I should make it again.  This time around, he told me it needs more flavor.  After looking at the online reviews on realsimple.com, it appears he's not the only one.  I love the suggestion of adding coconut milk and red curry paste, and will likely try that next time.

Curried Broccoli Couscous

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch of broccoli, finely chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 15oz can of chickpeas
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup couscous
  • In a 12" skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Cook broccoli until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas, stock, curry powder and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in couscous, cover, remove from heat and let steam for 5 minutes.
Recipe adapted from: Real Simple - September 2011
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