Fried Couscous

  • Servings: 2

This fried couscous is similar to the fried rice but has no egg. This recipe was inspired to use up some leftover of couscous grains that I had prepared to accompany a couscous stew!

I made it with ingredients I had in my fridge and in my pantry. It’s a versatile recipe, easy and tasty!


  • 1 cup of cooked couscous
  • One handful of coloured peppers, chopped
  • One small handful of frozen green peas
  • One small handful of frozen corn
  • One small handful of frozen baby broadbeans (aka fava beans)
  • 2 or 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic and one thumb-size of ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil + 1 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp of each: turmeric, white or black pepper & fennel seeds
  • Chili flakes to taste and salt if needed


Step 1

Put a wok on a medium high heat with the 2 oils. When hot enough, throw in the peppers, peas, corn, fava beans, garlic and ginger. Mix to combine then add the spices and the soy sauce. Stir-fry until the vegetables are cooked but not mushy (retaining a slight crunch). Finally add the couscous, mix to combine and stir-fry for another minute. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed. Serve warm topped with chopped spring onions.

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