I'm always on the lookout for interesting breakfast ideas and this is no exception. Less time consuming than oatmeal, I'm able to offer something warm and filling in under ten minutes with our new breakfast couscous.
As a tea drinker, I always have a kettle going in the morning (or rather a pot after I lost my kettle in an I-almost-burned-my-house-down episode two weeks ago). As I wait for the water to boil I put a tea bag in my mug and some whole wheat couscous in a large bowl. I cover both with water (sometimes adding a bit of juice to the couscous concoction for extra flavour) and drink my tea while I allow the couscous to soften. We add a smattering of toppings and are ready to go in less time than it would take to cook some frozen waffles. We're talking ten minutes, friends. Ten!
What interesting breakfasts are you eating these days? Anything ultra quick and easy?
Breakfast Couscous, adapted from Mark Bittman
- 3/4 cup whole wheat or regular couscous
- 3/4 cups boiling water
- Assorted toppings: fresh or dried fruits, berries, nuts, raisins, maple syrup, yogurt, honey etc.
Place the couscous in a ceramic or stainless steel bowl. Top with boiling water and cover with plastic wrap or a tea towel. Leave until ready to eat (minimum five minutes).
Add desired toppings (above I used sliced strawberries, sunflower seeds, raisins, assorted nuts and maple syrup).