(American / Metric measures)
. 2 Tbsps. (30ml) E.V.Olive Oil
. 2 Tbsps. (30ml) unsalted butter
. 1 large sweet onion, chopped
. 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
. 1 medium carrot, shredded
. 10 mushroom* stems, chopped (optional)
. 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) each sea salt and garlic powder
. 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) each of dried herbs: basil, oregano, sage, tarragon
. 2 cups (450g) 'Israeli' couscous
. 1/2 cup (250ml) sweet, White wine or Sherry
. 6 cups (1.5L) chicken or vegetable broth, kept warm
. 1 cup (180g) grated 'Parmeggiano Reggiano', packed
* Mushroom stems: taken from 10 large 'cremini' mushrooms which can be used for either the below mentioned recipe or another of your choosing.
Out of curiosity and at times frustrations...
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