Asparagus and vegetable giant couscous

I saw the bag of giant couscous in Aldi and couldn’t resist! This recipe is similar to making a savoury rice and I’ve made the most of the veg that’s available right now. It would work just as well with a whole host of other veg too!


1 large onion

3 cloves of garlic

1 red pepper

4 or 5 baby sweetcorns

5-6 mushrooms

175g giant couscous

350ml vegetable or chicken stock

2 bunches of asparagus

Dice the onions, finely chop the garlic, slice the mushrooms, cut the baby sweetcorn into 1-2cm pieces, cube the pepper.

In a deep frying pan heat a little oil (I’m using rapeseed)

Add the onions and cook on a medium-low heat for 5mins to soften

Add the garlic, mushrooms, pepper and baby sweetcorn and continue to cook for another 5mins

Add the stock to the pan and bring to a boil

Add the couscous, stir through, bring it back to the boil and then reduce to a simmer

Cover and leave it simmering on a low heat for 5mins

Meanwhile- cut the thicker, woody ends off the asparagus then chop the remaining part into 2 inch pieces

Add the asparagus to the pan

Cover and simmer for another 4mins unti the liquid is absorbed and the asparagus is softened.

Serve with fish, chicken or just on its own! Simple and delicious!!

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