Couscous with ham stir fry

Couscous with ham stir fry


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About this recipe: The perfect all-in-one dish. Ham is stir-fried with cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, ham and waterchestnuts, before being garnished with flaked almonds and served with couscous.


Makes: 6 

  • 350ml water
  • 175g couscous
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 450g mixed broccoli and cauliflower florets
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 115g cooked ham, cut into strips
  • 1 (225g) tin sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 50g flaked almonds

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. To Make Couscous: In a medium saucepan, bring water to the boil. Stir in couscous, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until fluffy. Cover and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine stock, cornflour, soy sauce, dark brown soft sugar and ginger. Mix together and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add garlic, broccoli, cauliflower and carrot; stir-fry for 7 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender (add water as needed if pan gets too dry).
  4. Stir stock mixture and pour over vegetable mixture in frying pan, then stir in ham and water chestnuts. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in almonds. Serve stir fry over hot couscous.

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