Learn how to cook couscous perfectly every time! It takes just 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients. This quick couscous recipe is a great side next to your favorite protein, or use it as a bed to a tasty stew.
1 to 2garlic cloveminced and sauteed in extra virgin olive oil
Fresh herbs to your likingI used parsley and dill
In a saucepan, add broth or water. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt. Bring to a boil.
Now, toast the couscous. In a non-stick skillet or pan, heat about 1 to 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Add the couscous and toss around with a wooden spoon until golden brown. This is an optional step but can really adds a great nutty flavor.
Stir couscous in the boiled liquid quickly and immediately turn the heat off. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes or until couscous has completely absorbed the broth or water.
Uncover and fluff with a fork.
You can serve couscous plain, or mix in spices and herbs to give it more flavor. If you like, add in a pinch of cumin, sautéed garlic, chopped green onions, and fresh herbs or your choice. Enjoy!
Cook’s Tip: For best flavor, do use broth for your cooking liquid. It also helps to toast the couscous in extra virgin olive oil, adding a subtle nutty flavor.