Yeah, I altered the ‘Egg Fried ‘Rice’-recipe and turned it into a middle eastern-flavoured ‘couscous’. It’s not that different, but I’d though I’d make a post about it anyways.
I actually made this because I had a huge cauliflower and I didn’t have any couscous anymore. So this is actually a recipe born out of necessity instead of me making it up/adapting a recipe/’stealing something’.
I’m not gonna do a very big post about it, since you can learn how to make the couscous using this post. I did alter it a bit by leaving out the egg because that would make the cauliflower stick together and you want it to stay separate.
I used my kitchen machine this time and was actually faster and a lot cleaner, so it might be more practical during the week 😛
Hope you like it!
- 2 portions of cauliflower ‘rice’
- 100 gr. of carrots
- 1 packet of falafel (or homemade)
- 1 smal can of tomato-paste
- 1 tablespoon of Ras El Hanout spice mix
The spice mix consists of Pepper, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, turmeric, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, allspice. You can also mix it up yourself, but I’m lazy.
Cut your carrots into small pieces and cook them for about 5 minutes, they still need a bite.
In a wok, heat a little bit of oil and start baking your ‘couscous’, I found out it worked best on a high heat and by not moving it around to much. You don’t add the egg like you would with the rice, since you don’t want the cauliflower to stick together.
While the ‘couscous’ is baking, mix the tomato paste, spices and the water in a small bowl and set a side until you are ready to use it. If you have store bought falafel, you might want to cut it into smaller bits, because otherwise it might take to long to bake or they don’t get warm on the inside.
When the carrots are cooked, add the falafel, tomato paste mixture and the carrots to the rice and stir until everything is covered in the tomato paste and until the falafel is warmed up on the inside. By baking it a bit longer you also prevent to ‘couscous’ from sticking together again. So keep moving it around.
When everything is done, add a tablespoon of yogurt to it if you want. This gives the dish a little freshness.