Recipes for those grocery items no-one wants

Couscous. Pearl barley. Risoni. The panic-buyers may not want them, but they hold a special place in our hearts.

Beef koftas with green couscous and pistachio nuts
Is risoni the most maligned pasta variety in the country? If the state of the supermarket shelves in these strange times is any indication, it seems like nothing can convince shoppers to add the rice-shaped pasta to their basket. Lasagne sheets, brown rice, couscous, pearl barley – they might be the reject supermarket items no-one wants, but in our eyes, they're recipe gold.