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Couscous in a jar

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originalbiglymavis Mon 24-Apr-17 09:05:29

I saw a clip in tv where you get a glass jar, add dry couscous, chickpeas, veggies etc.

Supposedly you prepare it in advance, and just add boiling water and leave to cook - a bit like a posh pot noodle!

I'm thinking about making one to take to work for lunch. Has anyone tried it?

milkmoustache Mon 24-Apr-17 11:30:58

Not sure how the veg would cook, or avoid going soggy. It would be easy to knock up couscous salad at home and probably with better results.

originalbiglymavis Mon 24-Apr-17 11:33:14

I was wondering how you could stop soggy chickpeas going really nasty! Another 'brilliant' but duff idea!

TyneTeas Mon 24-Apr-17 22:33:42

I usually use chopped spring onion and peppers, so they don't need to be cooked and it works fine, suppose you just have to pick and choose what goes in

I usually stick it all in a (usually warmed) pan with a lid on or a bowl with cling film, never thought about a jar!

You can eat it cold for lunch if you make it at home though

Kokusai Sun 30-Apr-17 18:19:52

Oh o do this sometimes but just use a tupawear bowl with lid I like to eat out of.

I use those sachets of flavoured couscous, so one of those, some veg like grated carrot, spring onion, diced red pepper, baby toms cut into 1/4 and maybe some meat like chorizo or leftover cooked chicken and sometimes feta cubes.

Then at work I tip in boiling water, stir and cover.

You can buy John west tuna and couscous pots which basically do this. They are nice and I buy them on special offer.

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