Here is a Basic Couscous Recipe. Couscous is not a grain, it’s actually tiny pieces of pasta – a staple in North African cuisine. It makes an excellent base for a salad, stew, curry or side dish. It’s a blank canvas that can be flavoured any way you like.
The ratio of couscous to water is 1:1 (example: 1 cup couscous to 1 cup of water)
Here’s a fool-proof way to make couscous:
- You can substitute water for a flavorful liquid, such as a chicken or vegetable stock.
- To chill couscous for a salad, spread the cooked couscous on a plate and place in the fridge until cooled, about 5 minutes.
- To add a toasty flavour, toast couscous in a pan over low heat before adding liquid.
- For a quick salad, add chopped tomato, parsley, cucumber, onion and season with some lemon juice and olive oil.