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Kitchen Dictionary: couscous

Pronounced: KOOS-koos


Couscous is granular semolina (a coarse wheat often used to make pasta), which has been moistened with water, lightly covered in flour, and rolled into tiny beadlike pellets.

Ethnicity: North African Ingredient

Season: available year-round

How to select: Available precooked in large supermarkets in bulk or boxes with other prepackaged side dishes.

How to prepare: Steam or combine with boiling liquid and let stand until the liquid has been absorbed. Typically served with stews in the Middle East and North Africa, and in salads in the United States.

More Couscous Recipes
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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 650
Calories from Fat 9 (1%)
Total Fat 1.1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 0%
Potassium 287mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 134.0g 44%
Dietary Fiber 8.7g 34%
Sugars 8.7g
Protein 22.1g 44%

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