I read a number of different blogs on a daily basis, one’s about cooking, dining out, reviews, weight loss, and fashion. The one I cherish most is Can You Stay For Dinner? It’s about a woman’s struggle with weight loss and how she overcame it by losing 135 pounds!! Some of my favorite recipes have been adapted from ones that she has posted. The Soy Ginger Fried Couscous is by far my favorite. I LOVE Thai and any kind of oriental cuisine but as we know it’s usually not healthy, at least it’s not when restaurants give you a dish that could feed three people but it’s so dang good that you eat it all yourself. Portion size is everything. So when I come across recipes that have taken an unhealthy dish and turned it into a healthy one I swoon. This dish only uses 2 cups of couscous but uses a whole bag of broccoli slaw that pumps up the volume without adding a lot of calories. She says it serves 4 but I usually make it to serve 2 for a very filling dinner that is still under 500 calories. I’ve even added sautéed chicken to the couscous and it’s great. If you want to add chicken or shrimp just saute it with a little olive oil and add it to the dish when you add the egg at the end. Enjoy!
Soy Ginger Fried Couscous
Serves 2 at 470 calories or 4 at 235 calories
Adapted from Can You Stay For Dinner?
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups cooked, cooled couscous
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 tablespoon hot chili oil
- 1 bag organic broccoli slaw
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 TBSP soy sauce
- 1 TBSP brown sugar
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray (I use my Misto, you avoid all the chemicals in traditional cooking spray!). Cook the eggs stirring with a spatula constantly until fluffy but still a little shiny (eggs will continue to cook when you take them off the heat). Remove to a small plate. Wipe out the skillet.
- Add 1 TBSP sesame oil and 1/2 tablespoon hot chili oil to the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high.
- Add the broccoli slaw, ginger, and garlic. Saute, stirring frequently for about 5-6 minutes, until the slaw is slightly soft and you can smell the garlic and ginger.
- Add the couscous. Saute the mixture for about 2 minutes until the couscous gets a little brown and crispy.
- Whisk together the soy sauce and brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sauce into the pan and stir to combine. Add the scrambled eggs to the pan and mix well.