Cous Cous

Ingredients:
1 cup chicken broth (I use bullion cubes & water)
2 tsp butter
¼ c + 1 T uncooked cous cous
1 1/2 T grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
Dash salt & pepper

Directions:
1. Prepare broth: Mix 1 bouillon cube with 1 cup water in large liquid measuring cup.  Microwave 2 ½ minutes.
2. Place broth in sauce pan add butter and bring to a boil.
3. Once water is boiling add uncooked cous cous. Remove sauce pan from heat and cover. Let stand 5 minutes.
4. Stir in parmesean cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
5. Fluff with fork and serve immediately.

Fried Rice

Demonstration and Lab for Foods I. It’s a crowd-pleaser!

Notes: It calls for cooked rice- we used a mix of white and brown long grain, but any cooked rice will work.  You can also add any frozen or fresh veggies you might have on hand.

Ingredients:
2-3 slices bacon
1 tbsp. sesame oil
¼ cup onion (green or yellow)
¼ cup pepper (green or red)
2 carrots
1 celery stalk
¾ cup frozen peas
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
3 cups cold, cooked rice
¼ cup soy sauce
Dash salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten

Directions:
1. In electric skilled or fry pan over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Crumble and set aside. Spoon off all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings.
2. To bacon drippings add sesame oil. Then cook onion, pepper, carrots, and celery. Stir fry for about 5 minutes.
3. Add peas and parsley. Cook 1-2 minutes until peas are thawed.
4. Stir in the rice and soy sauce until heated through.
5. Make a well in the center of the rice mixture. Pour beaten eggs into well. As eggs begin to set, stir lightly with a fork so uncooked egg flow to bottom. Cook until set-gently stir to mix all ingredients in skillet. Stir in reserved bacon.