Couscous Basics

Couscous Basics created by AcadiaTwo

This is a easy basic recipe for couscous making it light and fluffy, not gummy. Be sure to allow the couscous to absorb the water. It's a tiny pasta made of ground semolina flour. Add spices, fruits, nuts, and vegetables you like. You can use a flavored broth to also kick it up. This can be used for a breakfast, side, salad, stuffing......

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  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add butter, salt and stir. Add couscous and remove from heat and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.
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"This is a easy basic recipe for couscous making it light and fluffy, not gummy. Be sure to allow the couscous to absorb the water. It's a tiny pasta made of ground semolina flour. Add spices, fruits, nuts, and vegetables you like. You can use a flavored broth to also kick it up. This can be used for a breakfast, side, salad, stuffing......"

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  1. mama smurf
    Delicious and with such easy and clear instructions to making perfectly cooked couscous. I served it with recipe of roasted vegetables#420884. Made for the Feb Sun and Spice Event tag game.
  2. AcadiaTwo
    Couscous Basics Created by AcadiaTwo
  3. AcadiaTwo
    Thanks for posting this recipe Rita~ !! As I bought a bulk bag of couscous at an Amish market that came with no directions! So as soon as I saw this recipe in the Veg 'N Swap I knew I had to tag it! I made it as directed and it was light, fluffy and delicious! I served it with my recipe of ratatouille and it was divine!
  4. ElaineAnn
    I reduced this to 2 servings. This was my "lesson" since I never made couscous before. I'm glad I chose your recipe Rita. It was so easy. I used beef broth and butter and left it plain and simple to test it out. I liked it and feel I'm ready to try a little fancier now. Made for Zwizzle Chicks for ZWT6.
  5. momaphet
    My couscous came out perfectly cooked. I made it with chicken broth and butter. Thanks Rita. Made for ZWT 6 by one of the Unrulies Under the Influence.
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