Prepare couscous by adding 1 1/2 cups of couscous to 2 3/4 cups of boiling water seasoned with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow it to sit covered for five minutes before fluffing it with a fork and serving it. To make a more flavorful couscous, use chicken broth instead of water.Continue Reading
Another recipe suggests using only 1 1/4 cups of water or broth for every 1 cup of couscous. After bringing the liquid to a boil, add 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter before mixing in the couscous. Allow it to sit covered for five minutes before serving.
To make a type of couscous tabouli salad, cook 1 cup of Israeli couscous, and allow it to cool. Combine 3 tablespoons of olive oil, the juice and zest from 1 lemon, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl for the dressing. Add 2 seeded and diced tomatoes, 3 chopped scallions, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint, 1/2 cup of finely chopped cilantro and 1 cup of finely chopped parsley to the couscous. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and toss everything well. Allow the salad to sit for 30 minutes before serving.Learn more about Nuts & Grains