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BASIC COUSCOUS



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This is a great recipe for anyone who wants to try couscous. It's simple and has great flavour! I like to serve it with chicken and veggies.

Provided by FrVanilla

Categories     Low Cholesterol

Time 15m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons chicken base
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup couscous

Steps:

  • In a saucepan, combine everything except the coucous; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in couscous. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 192.2, Fat 3.2, SaturatedFat 1.9, Cholesterol 7.6, Sodium 45.7, Carbohydrate 34.4, Fiber 2.4, Sugar 0.1, Protein 5.8

SIMPLE COUSCOUS



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Gremolata is one of my favorite simple touches to transform a dish into something with that extra "zing".

Provided by Alex Guarnaschelli

Categories     side-dish

Time 28m

Yield 4 to 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 1/2 to 2 cups water
1 cup instant couscous
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 lemons, zested and juiced
Pinch sea salt
1 garlic clove, peeled and grated
6 ounces or 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves washed, dried and roughly chopped
1 splash extra-virgin olive oil

Steps:

  • Couscous: Bring the water to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat, then turn off the heat.
  • In a shallow baking dish combine the couscous, salt and olive oil, tossing to coat. Add in the warm water and smooth the couscous into an even layer. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and allow it to rest for 15 minutes by the stove.
  • Gremolata: In a medium bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice with the sea salt, garlic and parsley. Stir in enough olive oil to blend and bring the ingredients together. Taste for seasoning.
  • When ready to serve, flake the couscous with a fork and taste for seasoning. If the texture is a little too al dente, microwave the dish for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Reseason the couscous with salt, if necessary. Toss it with the gremolata and, again, taste for seasoning.

COUSCOUS BASICS



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This is a easy basic recipe for couscous making it light and fluffy, not gummy. Be sure to allow the couscous to absorb the water. It's a tiny pasta made of ground semolina flour. Add spices, fruits, nuts, and vegetables you like. You can use a flavored broth to also kick it up. This can be used for a breakfast, side, salad, stuffing......

Provided by Rita1652

Categories     Breakfast

Time 15m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 4

1 1/2 cups couscous
2 3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil or 1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps:

  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add butter, salt and stir. Add couscous and remove from heat and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 182.5, Fat 2.5, SaturatedFat 0.4, Sodium 104.5, Carbohydrate 33.5, Fiber 2.2, Protein 5.5

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