Sunday, 1 December 2013

Moroccan Cous Cous

Handing over to my Mum for this recipe. It is Moroccan cous cous which she adapted off the back of the really yummy Sainsbury's stuff. So now we get taste the difference cous cous for only a fraction of the price. Genius.

What you'll need:

  • 75g bulgur wheat
  • 1 pint boiling water
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp of ras el hanout (a blend of cumin, paprika, chilli, cinnamon and rose petals)
  • A handful of raisins and apricots
  • A sprinkle of saffron
  • Lemon juice to taste
(Serves 2)

Put your bulgur wheat in a heat proof bowl and pour over three quarters of the boiling water. Add a few strands of saffron and leave to soak for around 30 minutes. The raisins and apricots need to be soaked in the last quarter of the boiling water for 15 minutes. 

Drain the bulgur wheat and fruits to get rid of any excess water and fluff up with a fork. Stir in the remaining ingredients, leaving a little parsley aside to sprinkle over the top. 

This dish goes great with lamb or stuffed peppers and I also added a few black olives to mine. x


  1. I love the fact this recipe has rose petals in it... Tonight's dinner is suddenly feeing very luxurious!

  2. I love cous cous, especially with all the moroccan flavours.
    I have some saffron hanging about that is just begging to be used!

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