Recipe Summary

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Yield: 1 servings

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Basic Couscous
This recipe serves:   
3 tablespoons couscous
drizzle of olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons cold water
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons hot water

Cooking Instructions
1. Place a shallow metal colander inside a heavy-bottomed pot with a tight-fitting lid. If the colander's holes are big enough for the couscous to fall through, line it with a piece of dampened cheesecloth. Add an inch of water to the pot. Bring the liquid to a simmer.

2. In a medium-size bowl, combine the couscous with the oil and stir well.

3. Pour the couscous into the colander, cover and steam for 15-20 minutes.

4. Remove the colander from the pot, pour the couscous into the bowl and stir in the cold water, breaking up all lumps with a fork. Return the mixture to the colander, set it in the pot and steam an additional 15-20 minutes.

5. Transfer the couscous to the bowl once again, stir in the salt and hot water, breaking up the lumps with a fork.

6. Pour the couscous back into the colander, cover and steam until tender, about 20 minutes.

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 1
Per Serving
Calories 128 Carbohydrate 22 g
Fat 2 g Fiber 1 g
Protein 4 g Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 101 mg    


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