My kids love Israeli couscous, my husband is impartial about them, my dad claims that it is bird food and I myself love them!
I gave up on the standard recipe which appears of the back of the package (cook in boiling water with a bit of salt and oil) a long time ago. Other recipes which give these ptitim the respect they deserve, such as this recipe come with a hidden bonus- there is no need to precook the ptitim – they are just mixed with the rest of the ingredients and put in the oven. See ya later mac n'cheese.
Ingredients for a 8 in x 12 in. (20 cm. x 30 cm.) baking dish (serves 6-8):
1¼ cups (175 grams) Israeli couscous (ptitim), can be found in Middle Eastern markets and some health food stores
1 cup (250 ml.) whole milk
1 small carton (250 ml.) heavy cream 15%
7 oz. (200 grams) yellow cheese (gouda, cheddar, etc.), grated
4½ oz. (125 grams) feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
¼ cup chives, coarsely chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper
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