Pearl couscous are little edible pearls that were developed in Israel in 1950’s. Its a machine made rounded kind of pasta made from semolina or suji. It is ideally used as a base in a grain salad or risotto as it has a slightly chewiness just like any other pasta.
1 Cup Pearl Couscous
1/2 Cup fresh Coriander
1/2 Lemon Juice
4-5 Garlic pods
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1 Tablespoon Oil
HOW TO PREPARE:
Cook pearl couscous as written on its packet. Generally its boiled in water. 1 Cup measure of Couscous takes around 1 3/4 th cup water. Boil the water and add couscous, let it cook for 10 mins until they swell up. They should break easily between two fingers. Once done, drain excess water and keep it covered for 5 mins. Then fluff up with a fork.
Heat oil in a wok, add garlic pods and let it get browned or burnt to get a smokey garlicky flavour.
Throw in the couscous, salt and pepper and give everything a good mix
Take it off the flame and sprinkle lemon juice, mix well
Add in chopped cucumber, chopped tomatoes and fresh chopped coriander .
Spin well in a salad mixing bowl. Voila its ready to eat!
Chicken breasts being lean meat and easy to cook, becomes the most popular chicken cut. There are so many options or varieties in which chicken can be cooked in a simple yet healthy manner. Chicken is an excellent source of protein, B vitamins and minerals.
This continental recipe is easy to cook, low in fat, low on spices and healthy, as it comes under the balanced food category. Chicken stew is a perfect amalgamation of chicken, rice and veggies for nourishment and health. For Keto option rice can be taken off.
2 Chicken Breasts
1 Cup Basmati Rice
1 Tablespoon Butter
6 Garlic Cloves
2 Teaspoon All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Milk
1 Cup Broccoli florets
1/2 Cup Carrots
1/2 Cup Corn Kernels
1/2 Cup Beans
1 Chicken Stock Cube
1/4 Cup Green Onion
1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Water as required
PREPARATION TIME: 40 minutes
HOW TO PREPARE:
Wash and chop all Vegetables and keep aside
Wash and dice the Chicken breasts and keep aside
Heat up butter in a pan and saute finely chopped Garlic until golden brown
Throw in the chopped Onion and saute until a little brown
Add in Chicken pieces and saute for a few minutes
Sprinkle all purpose Flour and mix well, saute till the flour looks completely cooked
Add in Basmati Rice, chopped Carrots and Beans and mix well, cook for a minute
In a separate bowl mix Chicken stock cube in little hot water
Pour in Milk, soup cube water and plain water(as required), give it a whisk, Let it cook on simmer
Add in Broccoli florets, Corn Kernels, Chopped Green Onions and Cilantro
Sprinkle Cumin powder, Black Pepper and salt. Keep on simmer till Rice is soft and done
Adjust Salt and Water as required.
Serve hot in soup bowls! Perfect for light dinner meals
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165.4Calories from Fat 25.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.8g4%
Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Trans Fat 1.1g
Total Carbohydrate 25.5g9%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.