You made an extra big meal the previous evening and had hoped to use the left over vegetables as an accompaniment for the next days meal but those greedy teenagers just kept going back for more to fill the bottomless pit which is their stomach and there is very little left!
I always keep some couscous in the cupboard for just this occasion. I tend to by the Ainsley Harriott couscous as it is often on special offer and I like his flavours.
Top Tips: For extra taste you can always add some curry or chill powder. I often add a few raisins or other dried fruit to give it a bit of a zing! You can use rice instead of couscous or use noodles with some sweet chilli sauce which is great either hot or cold.
I add boiling water to the couscous as directed on the packet. Chop the few left over vegetables into small pieces, heat them through in the microwave. Add them to the couscous with some cooked meat or fish and a new meal is created.