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Couscous - A Basic Recipe with Seasoning

Updated on February 11, 2014

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Cook Time

Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 2 1/2 Cups
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Broth (Chicken, Vegetable or Beef)
  • 1 Cup Couscous
  • Seasonings of your choice

Instructions

  1. Bring broth to boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat, add couscous and seasonings. Mix well, cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
  2. Remove from heat, add couscous and seasonings. Mix well, cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Try adding one of the following seasoning combinations

  • Olive oil and pine nuts
  • Powdered Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings
  • Garlic powder and olive oil
  • Curry powder
  • Sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives
  • Sauteed and chopped garlic and shallots

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2/3 Cup
Calories 176
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 35 g12%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Interesting Facts About Couscous

  • It is much more economical to purchase plain couscous and season it yourself than to buy the expensive pre-seasoned boxes.
  • Couscous is more nutritious than pasta, containing twice as much riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and folate. It also contains four times as much thiamine and pantothenic acid.


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      William Odell 5 years ago from Upstate South Carolina

      Awesome Sharon...very happy to see a couscous recipe, love it !!

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      Sharon McConnell 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      It is so simple and yet a side dish that I think a lot of people are missing out on! My family loves it!

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      sestasik 5 years ago

      You could also make this with quinoa to increase protein value. Great, simple recipe!

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      Sharon McConnell 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Sestasik that is a great idea but I think Quinoa takes longer to cook doesn't it? I should try some of my seasoning ideas with Quinoa. I have only made it once and my family didn't like it.

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