Risotto of pearl couscous with tomato, pepper and Mozzarella
Pearl couscous, also known as ‘Israeli couscous,’ is a unique pasta variant distinguished by its round-shaped grains, resembling small pearls. This type of couscous is made from hard wheat or semolina and is renowned for its versatility in the kitchen. Pearl couscous absorbs flavors well and possesses a light, delicate texture. With its short cooking time and the ability to be served both warm and cold, pearl couscous makes for a perfect base for salads, side dishes, and main courses. Discover how this distinctive couscous variety can enrich your dishes with its subtle taste and pleasing texture.
- deep frying pan
- mixer / blender
- 250 gr pearl couscous
- 20 gr butter
- 20 gr Parmesan cheese
- 10 sage leaves
- 1 ball Mozzarella
- salt and pepper
to prepare the sauce:
- 1 red pepper
- 1 tomato
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ onion
- 2 tbl spoon tomato paste
- 2 tbl spoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Cut the tomato, pepper and onion into pieces. Grate the garlic clove. Put 2 tbsp olive oil in a deep pan and stew the vegetables for 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste. Mix them into a smooth sauce with a mixer or blender. Season with salt and pepper.
- Rinse the pearl couscous briefly with water. Put it in the pan with the sauce together with the chopped sage leaves. Let this simmer on a low heat until the pasta is done. Stir regularly. Stir in the butter and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
- Drain the Mozzarella. Tear it into pieces and place them on top of the pearl couscous risotto.
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