Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 17 mins

Simple, easy, quick to the table, and my family loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add in shallots; stir/saute for 2-3 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add in couscous; stir to coat the grains with butter; cook 2-3 minutes.
  4. Take pan off of stove burner; stir in the soup mix; add in 2 cups water and stir.
  5. Let mixture stand in the pan for 7 minutes.
  6. Fluff the couscous and add the remaining water; cover pan and let couscous stand for 5 more minutes.
  7. Stir before serving.


Most Helpful

This was my first time making and eating Couscous. We loved this. I did change it up a bit. I only used two cups of water and didn't add the butter and shallot. I just boiled the water, added the soup and then the Couscous. It smelled so good while it was cooking and was so easy to make. I will be making this again.

bmcnichol August 11, 2011

Five stars because it was very tasty and easy! You could easily toast pine nuts and stir those in at the end for a nice nutty add in!

CaliforniaJan January 30, 2011

This was really good. I didn't add the final cup of water though because it seemed a little wet at that point, instead I just put the lid back on and let it stand a little longer and it came out perfect! Maybe the difference with the amount of water used was due to the couscous I used or something?!? Either way, 5 stars!

thepurpleturtle March 04, 2009

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