Couscous with Mushrooms and Herbs.
I’m not sure what took me so long to jump on the couscous train. I suppose better late than never eh? Regardless I’m glad I finally did. It is pretty incredible. Little balls of pasta-liciousness bursting with flavor. Almost like savory boba balls (you know the ones in bubble tea or at the fro-yo shop) without the liquid burst. Okay not at all like boba balls I just also happen to like those. A lot. Like I have a 7 pound jar in my Amazon cart right now. I don’t kid about food. Ever. What else do I love? Mushrooms. Mushrooms plus Israeli couscous = happy happy happy.
While I’m not vegetarian (I am way too fond of bacon) we do eat a few meat-less meals every week. It’s great for the budget and the body (or so I’m told). By adding mushrooms to the couscous it’s meaty, hearty and filling. So much so you won’t even miss the meat. Truth.
Couscous. Fun to say, fun to eat!
Couscous with Mushrooms and Herbs
Couscous with Mushrooms and Herbs
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 ounces mushrooms - quartered
- 1/2 onion - minced
- 1 clove garlic - minced
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup Israeli couscous
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoons fresh parsley
- In a medium saucepan heat butter and oil over medium-high heat.
- Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened.
- Reserve ½ mushroom mixture to top plates with prior to plating.
- To the mushroom mixture add water, salt and bring to a boil. Add couscous. Stir to combine.
- Cover pan and remove from heat. Set aside until liquid has been absorbed. Approximately 10 minutes.
- Add herbs, stir together with fork. Serve immediately.
Can substitute chicken broth for water for additional flavor.
Use a mixture of fresh mushrooms for bolder mushroom flavor.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
This looks amazing! Wish I had a bowl right now!
Sandy @ RE says
Love this recipe, Paula. Would be fantastic side dish with salmon!
Angie @ Big Bear's Wife says
mmm headed over there to get this recipe now! I love all things “mushroom”!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Aww yeah! Yum!
Cookin' Canuck says
I adore Israeli couscous and pairing it with mushrooms and fresh herbs sounds like a fantastic way to enjoy it!
Cassie | Bake Your Day says
I love this one Paula. I’m making mushroom marsala tonight…just might have to serve it over pearl cous cous!
Miss @Miss in the Kitchen says
I want to try this as soon as I possibly can!
Ali | Gimme Some Oven says
Oooh, this sounds yummy!!! Love that you jumped on the couscous train! 🙂
Gorgeous, Paula! I LOVE mushrooms in everything!!
Tara @ Unsophisticook says
I love couscous, and this looks so pretty and flavorful!
Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says
I love pearl couscous! Heading over for the recipe! 😀
LOVE those little pasta pearls, and such great flavors here.
Kasha the FarmGirl says
Oh, yeah! This is on tonight’s menu 🙂
Bev @ Bev Cooks says
Ooooooooo my, yesyesyeyseys.
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
You already know how much I adore this! I’ve been playing with Israeli couscous and mushrooms myself, I’m completely in love!!
Shari | Tickled Red says
Oh my goodness! I’m so making this for lunch this week.
Hmm, this looks familiar. 😉 Great minds, my dear. Great minds.
luv it thankxxxxxxx
Chiara @The Italian Fork says
This looks divine! Thanks for sharing!