Vegetable Couscous Pilaf

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Vegetable Couscous Pilaf
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
2 h. 5 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
500 grams Couscous
4 tablespoons butter
1 zucchini
1 red Bell pepper
1 red onion
2 garlic
½ bunch mint
100 grams Peas (frozen)
2 carrots
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon ground cilantro
salt
peppers
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

For the vegetable couscous: Place the couscous in a bowl, cover with 500 ml (approximately 2 cups) of boiling water, and soak until all the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

Heat the butter in a skillet. Fluff the couscous with a fork and add into the butter. Cook, while stirring, for 4 minutes.

2.

Rinse the zucchini and cut into small cubes. Rinse the bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise, remove seeds and white ribs, and finely dice. Peel the onion and cut into small cubes.Thaw the peas. Peel the carrots and cut into matchsticks.

3.

Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onion and cook until golden. Add the zucchini, bell peppers and carrots, and cook for 5 minutes. Peel the garlic and press through a garlic press. Stir into the vegetables along with the peas, and cook for 2 minutes. Season with the coriander, and salt and pepper to taste. Add the couscous to the vegetables and toss until warmed through. 

For serving: Rinse the mint and pluck leaves. Garnish the couscous with the mint.