Product Type: Morrisons Ready Meals
Newest Review: ... It was purchased from Approved Foods at a reduced price as it was out of date but I don't think it is very expensive to buy. The sachet h... more
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Morrisons Cous Cous
Member Name: jo@145
Morrisons Cous Cous
Date: 08/10/11, updated on 08/10/11 (110 review reads)
Advantages: Quick and tasty
Disadvantages: Might not like garlic and mushrooms
Cooking from scratch doesn't have to take ages, especially if you cheat a little by using a packet of couscous! Although it doesn't take any longer to prepare plain couscous, a packet of flavoured adds a bit more interest to the taste and is easy for people who don't like experimenting.
My packet of Morrison's couscous is flavoured with mushroom and garlic and certainly went well with grilled gammon steaks and vegetables, and it was all cooked in 15 minutes. It was purchased from Approved Foods at a reduced price as it was out of date but I don't think it is very expensive to buy.
The sachet has a picture of the finished product and a lot of writing on it, which makes it difficult to see that it is actually Mushroom and Garlic. On the reverse is a recipe for Stuffed courgettes and also the basic instructions, ingredients and nutritional values.
There is 88% dried couscous, 1.8% dried mushrooms. 0.3% garlic powder and various spices and flavourings. If you eat half of the packet - which gives a very decent helping then you consume 209 calories, so not very good for diets! But there is 2.4grams of fibre and the equivalent of 1 gram of salt. There is just 1.7 grams of fat.
It is quick and easy to make, the contents are emptied into a pan and you need to add 7fl oz of boiling water and can also add 2tsp of vegetable oil if you wish. I think this actually helps to keep the grains separate. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and leave for 5 minutes off the heat. Then return to heat and stir with a fork for 5 minutes until separated and hot right through.
It is brown in colour so may put people off but the smell is lovely and you can see pieces of dark mushroom. The flavour is good, quite garlicky which I like as I love garlic, the texture is soft couscous which is easy to eat. You can eat it hot or cold, I like it hot, but you can serve with salad and add some chicken pieces or prawns to make it more interesting.
Verdict, if you haven't time to make plain couscous a bit fancier and flavoursome then go for a packet, you can't go wrong! And it's suitable for vegetarians too.
Summary: Mushroom and garlic couscous