Mushroom Couscous

READY IN: 25mins
Top Review by Jmommy209

I was so happy to find this recipe with a review as I was thinking along these lines for dinner tonight. Following the reviewer's comment about blandness, I added some extra onion (about 3/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup). Instead of using water, I made a quick "stock" with the mushroom stems, onion ends and the skins from the garlic and onion, which I simmered while I was chopping and sauteeing. In place of cooking spray, I used 1 Tbsp of butter. I upped the salt to 1/2 tsp and added 1 tsp of dried basil and 1/2 tsp each of thyme, onion and garlic powders, which I sauteed with the mushrooms, onion and garlic for about a minute before adding the stock. Overall, I was very pleased with the results. Thank you for a great starting point, Michele 7!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 4 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 23 cup couscous, uncooked


  1. Coat a large saucepan with butter spray; place over medium-high heat until hot.
  2. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic; saute until tender.
  3. Stir in water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat.
  5. Stir in couscous; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  6. Fluff couscous with a fork.

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