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    Onion & couscous soup

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hours
    • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Serves: 6


    2 tbsp olive oil
    15g butter
    1kg pack essential Waitrose Onions, finely sliced
    ¼–½ tsp ground black pepper, to taste
    1 tsp ground ginger
    1–2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
    1 cinnamon stick
    1.5 litres boiling Cooks' Ingredients Vegetable Stock
    25g couscous
    Grated Cheddar, to serve (optional)


    1 Heat the oil and butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and ground spices, cover and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes until browned. Stir in the chilli and cinnamon and cook for a further 5 minutes.

    2 Pour in the stock, bring to the boil then simmer, still covered, for 20 minutes. Add the couscous and cook for 10 minutes more.

    3 Remove the cinnamon and season to taste. Serve with grated cheese, if you wish.


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