What is couscous and how do I cook it?

Couscous is a grain made from semolina wheat flour, it is a staple food from the North Africa, Middle East and some areas of Italy. It can be used as a substitute for rice or quinoa.

how do i cook it?


1 cup instant couscous

1 cup water or low salt stock (I use stock if I am not using the couscous with a saucey dish)


1. Bring water or stock to the boil in a medium saucepan

2. Turn off heat and stir in couscous

3. Cover and leave for 10 minutes (if after 10 minutes the couscous is still crunchy let it sit for a little bit longer)

4. Remove cover/lid and gently fluff up with a fork



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