Pastas | Couscous Image


  • Couscous -- 2 cups
  • Salt -- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Boiling water or stock -- 2 cups


  1. Mix the couscous and salt together in a large bowl. Pour the boiling water or stock over liquid all at once into the couscous and stir in well.
  2. Cover the bowl with a tight-fitting lid, plate or with plastic wrap. Set aside for about 10-15 minutes to steam.
  3. Remove the cover and fluff the couscous with a fork. Stir in 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil if you like. Use couscous as a base for North African tagines and stews, or as an accompaniment to hot entrees or cold salads.


  • Couscous looks like a small grain, but is actually a type of semolina pasta. Variations are found in Spain, Sicily, the Middle East and even Brazil. In one type—Israeli couscous—grains are about the size of a small pea.
  • Other names for couscous: keskesukuskusmftoulseksuta'aamkusksi,kisksucuscusu.

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