Easy Miso Couscous

Miso has many uses. Not the fancy paste stuff – although that has a place in my kitchen too. No, I’m talking about plain old instant miso variety packed full of salty goodness, hmmmm hmmm. Freeze dried food never tasted so good!

I like the Clearspring brand but any will do the job……

….and believe me when I tell you it is the perfect antidote to flavourless (dare I say bland?) couscous.

Yeah, I know I can add spices, herbs and all sorts to give it a lift but when a packet can do all the hard work for you, sometimes you just gotta relent and succumb to the power of convenience.

easy miso couscous

1/2 cup couscous

1 x packet instant miso

1/2 cup organic chickpeas

juice 1/2 lemon

3 x tbsp olive oil

mint and lemon to serve

combine the couscous and miso in a bowl and stir to combine.

pour over 1/2 cup freshly boiled water, lightly mix and cover with a plate. set aside for 10minutes or until the couscous has absorbed all the liquid.

drain and rinse the chickpeas.

fluff the couscous with a fork, add the chickpeas, lemon juice and oil and thoroughly mix.

serve with a sprig of mint and a slice of lemon……or just serve;)

 

2 responses to “Easy Miso Couscous”

  1. Emma says:

    Great idea. I have a bunch of those clearspring miso soup packets floundering in my cupboards as I don’t really like drinking them straight up and am all out of soba noodles to add to them to make them slurptastic..

  2. peasoupeats says:

    Thanks Emma:) I don’t normally drink them straight up either but they are really handy for adding flavour to things. I’ve taken to using the paste as a stock for risottos too-super yummy!

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