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Couscous Upma

Type: Rice
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlVegetable oil
1 teaspoon 5mlBlack mustard seeds
1 teaspoon 5mlCumin seeds
1 teaspoon 5mlMinced gingerroot
2   Garlic cloves - minced
1   Onion - minced
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozChopped green bell pepper
2 cups 320g / 11ozGreen beans
4   Firm ripe tomatoes - cut 1" pieces
  Salt - to taste
2 cups 474mlWater
1   Chicken bouillon cube
1 2/3 cups 394mlCouscous
  Fresh lemon juice - to taste
  Minced fresh cilantro - to taste

Recipe Instructions

In a deep nonstick skillet set over moderate heat, warm the oil until it is hot. Add the mustard seeds and the cumin seeds, and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the gingerroot and garlic, and cook, stirring, 1 minute more.

Add the onion and green bell pepper to the seasonings and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Add the green beans, tomatoes, and salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes more.

Add the water, bouillon cube, and salt to taste, bring to a boil, stirring, and add couscous. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes, or until liquid is just absorbed.

Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Before serving stir in lemon juice and cilantro.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

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