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Toasted couscous with sweetcorn, pepper and parsley

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the couscous grains, and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Stir in the red pepper and sweetcorn and fry for a further 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the water, crumble in the stock cube, take the pan off the heat and cover it with a lid. Leave for 5-6 minutes.

  4. Once the couscous has absorbed the water, fluff the grains with a fork, then stir the coriander and parsley into the couscous.

  5. To serve, spoon the couscous onto a serving plate and serve as a side dish.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g/7oz couscous
  • ½ red pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 tbsp canned sweetcorn
  • 250ml/9fl oz boiling water
  • ½ fish stock cube
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

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