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Basic Couscous

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Many people are turned off by couscous because they think its difficult to make or they have eaten a bland version of it somewhere and can’t shake the traumatic memory. Follow this recipe and you’ll see that couscous is simple and delicious…especially with a hearty tagine or stew!
  Couscous 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Medium Grain Size)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sweet pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, dried, ground
  Sumac 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green onion 1 Tablespoon, minced

1. Add couscous to a bowl of hot water.
2. Immediately add butter, salt and any other spices, onions or herbs.
3. Stir well and cover quickly with a heavy lid so no steam can escape.

4. Let sit for 3 minutes, uncover, fluff with a fork and serve!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Middle Eastern
Side Dish
This Basic Couscous recipe is by far the best couscous you would have ever made or eaten. Watch this video to learn the easiest and the fluffiest couscous. You can also make it plain or add your favorite herbs or nuts to make it more suitable to your palate. Bon Appétit!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 812 Calories from Fat 118

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g20.8%

Saturated Fat 7.9 g39.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg10.8%

Sodium 1002.2 mg41.8%

Total Carbohydrates 145 g48.2%

Dietary Fiber 9.8 g39.3%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 24 g48.4%

Vitamin A 21.1% Vitamin C 16.7%

Calcium 6.5% Iron 12.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Couscous Recipe Video