Veg Cous Cous with Prawns


This is my sons favourite dish and it’s my favourite too beacuse it’s speedy, simple, delicious and great for fussy eaters. It’s also great as main dish (without the prawns) with some strips of chicken as a side or peices of tasty salmon or mackeral.

I like to cook double the amount so I have a meal prepared in the fridge for the next day.

If your little one is less than one years old, just omit the salt and stock cube in the ingredients below and depending on how much your tot eats, you may like to vary the quantities below.

I used the follwoing to make two portions:

Half of an onion, chopped into small pieces

Half of a vegetable stock cube in 150mls of water

Handful of frozen peas

1 Large carrot, chopped into small pieces or grated

A couple of black olives, chopped

Half a cup of cous cous (I use Marks and Spencer)

Small piece of cinnamon stick

Pinch of salt and pepper

1 level teaspoon of cumin powder

A dollop of unsalted butter

A slug of vegetable oil

  1. Turn on heat on medium and add a slug of vegetable oil.


   2. Chop the onions into small pieces

  3. Stir in the chopped onions with the cinnamon stick and allow to fry for a few minutes,stirring occasionaly

  4. Once golden brown pour in the vegetable stock and turn up the heat until boiled


  5. Once water is boiled turn heat down and add the peas, carrots and prawns and simmer for 5 minutes then add the olives.

  6. Add the salt, pepper and cumin powder and give it a stir


  7. Allow to simmer, add the cous cous and cover the saucepan and allow to simmer for around 10 minutes until the water has dissapeared.

  8. Add a dollop of butter and stir and voila it’s ready


9. Serve onto a plate and allow to cool. 

Bon apetite munchkins!


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