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Zucchini Couscous with Asian Flavors

What you need: 

1 box Near East Couscous (not the plain which has too much couscous for this the flavored and throw out the seasoning packet - or keep the packet for something else)
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (or dark sesame oil)
1 large clove garlic (or more to taste) minced
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated or finely minced
1 large zucchini, diced
3 tablespoon soy sauce (or more to taste)
1 cup water, plus 4 tablespoon water as needed

What you do: 

Heat oil in a medium to large frying pan until a drop of water sizzles when thrown in. Add the garlic and ginger, and saute until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Add zucchini. Stir-fry until liquid starts to escape. Add soy sauce...stir-fry until most of the liquid is absorbed/evaporated, and zucchini is crisp-tender about 3 minutes. Add water, bring to boil. Add couscous and stir. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Test the texture of the couscous. If water absorbs too quickly, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until couscous is soft enough.
This is a simple side dish I discovered when I had couscous where I'd already used the packet for something or other, and had a zucchini that was about to go bad. My non veggie husband really liked it. Actually, my two dachshunds got a kick out of it, too. Hope you like it! :)

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
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Does anyone happen to know how many ounces a box of Near East couscous is?  ???

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