Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sweet Corn Omelette Cous Cous Salad

My younger brother is now in Brazil on his company's trip. Any idea what are the best things you can get from there? I have already asked him to look out for some spices !!!! Brazil actually reminds me of so many fabulous South America cuisines and also reminds me of my favourite TV commercial called 'Yo Soy Betty La Fea' ! While waiting patiently for the arrival of my spices (if he gets them !), I am trying something new here. My first attempt making a cous cous dish out of this tiny grains. Maybe it's not new to most of you but this is definitely my first time. I never know cous cous  is so easy to handle and prepare. This tiny grains will be ready in just 15-20 minutes in boiling water. Cous cous is actually came from semolina. It's a very nutritious food and it's also a good substitution for white rice.

Ingredients :
1 cup  cous cous (instant)
3 cups  boiling water
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup  sweet corn
1  onion, diced
1/2 tspn  crashed black peppercorn
salt & pepper to taste
1 tomato,  diced
1 green pear, diced
handful of cilantro, finely chopped
* parmesan cheese powder

Method :
(1) soak cous cous into boiling for about 20 mins, then drain & set aside.
(2) combine beaten egg, corn, black peppercorn and salt & pepper together.
(3) preheat a frying pan with just enough oil, saute onion till fragrant and then pour in egg mixture and let to cook till brown.
(4) once it's ready, off the heat then stir in drained cous cous, tomato, pear & cilantro and mix well.
(5) serve with parmesan cheese.

I love this...my kids love this......NOT their dad ! Well, have I ever mentioned he is a 'kampung boy'! haha..... Shhhhh....... Poor man, he's going to miss so many good & delicious food that I'm making. Honestly, don't even think of changing his mind !  I wonder what would happened one day if the world has run out of rice !!!! Can you imagine that ?

17 comments:

cikmanggis said...

kus kus memang menjadi kesukaan kami.Lama dah tak makan. kuskus..eh kristy pun suka tengok cerita Betty la Fea?hehe..best btol.Ternampak-nampak spek besarnya:)

Velva said...

Cous-cous is super easy to use and so very versatile.

Hope you get some fabulous spices from Brazil.

Velva

Shobha said...

We get very good cinnamon here..and the Brazilian coffee is very famous...lemme think what else you can ask him to bring for you...will let you know soon.

Belinda @zomppa said...

I LOVE this!! What a great combination - love that omelette on top.

Pegasuslegend said...

very tasty looking! hope your doing well!!

Little Inbox said...

Hmm...yummy yummy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I love couscous! With the sweet corn omelet must be yummy! I can already imagine all the different texture in each bite....;)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Never eaten this before , but it really sound yummy.

Lavanya said...

This is new to me...will try out
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lena said...

i do eat couscous once in a while..for quick lunch or when i dont feel like eating rice, or with a simple salad. Oh, your husband a ' fan toong'?? if no rice, then he probably asks you to fry noodles for him, i think!! haha!

Jeannie said...

I love couscous too so do my sons, in fact they are the one who introduced this dish to me! Quite lovely!

reanaclaire said...

Your husband loses out a lot of delicious food then!! this is healthy food, Kristy!

penny aka jeroxie said...

I sometimes replace rice with cous cous. BUt I do love it with stew... especially in the colder weather.

Nicole, RD said...

What a unique recipe! This is very different from anything and everything else out there...love it!

tigerfish said...

I tried couscous recently too and it is very easy and quick to prepare. I like loading couscous with veggies and egg too.

CJ - Food Stories said...

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Lea@ Lea's Cooking said...

This is yummy!!! I am definitely making this salad. Thanks Kristy for awesome post✿✿✿

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