Couscous for People Who Hate Couscous

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

My dad used to absolutely hate couscous - Until I made it for him. Highly recommended for broadening the horizons of picky eaters - Also makes a great stuffing if you add cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Once you have chopped your vegetables and ground your spices, place the couscous in a large bowl, and add all of the ground spices.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, shave some butter off the block and place in the bowl.
  3. Bring the chicken stock to a boil, and pour it over the couscous. Don't stir it. Place a plate over the bowl to cover it, and set aside.
  4. Melt some butter in a frypan with the garlic, and add the celery and onions. Fry until the onion starts to become soft.
  5. Add a little more butter to the frypan, and add the mushrooms. Fry for about 2 minutes over medium heat until the mushroom is soft.
  6. Remove the cover from the bowl of couscous, and stir it gently with a fork, being careful not to mash it.
  7. Add the contents of the frypan, and stir it through gently.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

I liked this, but there were just too many spices. I think next time I will half them.

2 5

This recipe has waaaayyy too much cinnamon in it. We couldn't even eat it. Everything in the dish was good, but the cinnamon just took over and ruined it.

3 5

The flavors are good but we found it very dry. I think with a little more liquid and some fresh chopped parsley or cilantro and perhaps a squeeze of lemon or lime you might change the entire dish. Thanks for sharing, I think you have a very good base here.