How to Cook Couscous

Have you ever tried couscous? It’s a great new thing and option to try with your next lunch or dinner instead of potatoes or rice. Couscous is increasing in popularity in the United States. Couscous is used often in international cuisine and is often compared to rice in this country. However, couscous  is derived from semola wheat. Its granules carry a different flavor and texture than rice. It also has a long standing place in history over different several different continents. Couscous is documented as being used and eaten as far back dated as the 10th century. Couscous is a main food staple in some countries like just above the Sahara in Africa. There are different ways to prepare, flavor and use couscous in various dishes. It’s not complicated to make and it is easily adaptable to whatever flavor you may introduce in to it. You don’t have to be a professional chef to make couscous taste good. It has an exotic name so that’s enough to impress family and friends, even if the recipe was very simple itself.  If this is your first time preparing it, you may want to begin with a recipe on the simple side.  Here is a quick recipe for making couscous. It’s very quick and easy to prepare. Read on to find out more.

Items You Will Need:

  • Pot or Saucepan

  • 1 cup Couscous
  • Towel
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Bowl
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Measuring Cup
  • Salt
  • Fork

Step 1

Get all the utensils and ingredients together to prepare for your couscous dish. You” need the ½ tsp. of salt, the uncooked couscous, saucepan, 1 ¼ cups of water, a bowl and a towel.

Step 2

Turn on the stove to medium heat. Pour in the 1 ¼ cups of water and the salt to the pot or sauce pan. But 1 cup of couscous in a bowl and set aside.

Step 3.

Warm the water in the sauce pan or pot until it comes to a full boil.

Step 4

Pout the salted, boiling water from the sauce pan or pot into the bowl along with 1 cup of uncooked couscous.

Step 5

Mix and gently stir the boiling water and the couscous. Incorporate them well. Make sure there are no lumps of couscous. Use a fork to break up any lumps so it cooks evenly..

Step 6

Use the towel to cover the couscous and water in the bowl. Let the couscous stand covered in the boiling water for four minutes.

Step 7

Uncover the bowl of couscous. Discard the kitchen towel. Use a fork to fluff your couscous after all the water is absorbed.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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