Moroccan Stir Fry With Couscous
Couscous is not only fun to say, but it holds a unique texture and noodley taste, and tends to absorb the flavors of foods that it becomes married with.
Oooh - a marriage made in Diet Heaven.
If you've never cooked with couscous, be assured that it is as easy as preparing instant rice.
Just toss into boiling water (or your favorite broth) that has been seasoned with a tab of butter, and a few minutes later you've got an inviting bed just waiting to be joined with its future intended.
And what they do next is totally up to you!
The first step in our Moroccan Stir Fry is to prepare a couple of servings of couscous.
Next, the couscous will get topped with the following mixture.
Stir fry these ingredients in a non-stick pan with butter flavored cooking spray:
1/2 cup of cubed raw chicken breast
1/2 chopped raw or frozen onions
1 slice of raw bacon
salt & cracked pepper
a few capers (optional)
Once the chicken reaches a golden brown, add the following:
1/2 small bag of your favorite frozen stir-fry veggies - We love the asparagus mix OR you can add fresh veggies such as eggplant, asparagus and broccoli.
1/2 cup of unsweetened pineapple juice
grated candied ginger (optional)
1 Tablespoon of orange marmalade
To kick up the heat, try adding a Tablespoon of Chinese hot sauce OR picante'.
The wondrous music played by this sweet Moroccan dish is that you can personalize the taste by flavoring the basic ingredients: chicken and couscous OR you can substitute pork for chicken, or make it a vegetarian dish that plays beautifully on its own sweet flavor.
So savor the flavor of this delightfully delicious Moroccan dish!
The above recipe makes two very generous servings.
To calculate calories, refer to couscous box label; the above chicken mixture contains about 125 - 150 calories per serving depending upon the types of veggies used.
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