How To Cook Couscous

Next time you need a last-minute starch to round out your dinner plate, consider couscous: It’s one of the tastiest side dishes around, and one of the easiest to prepare in a hurry. Watch the video demonstration.

Next time you need a last-minute starch to round out your dinner plate, consider couscous: It’s one of the tastiest side dishes around, and one of the easiest to prepare in a hurry. Watch the video demonstration.

What You Need

  1. Check saucepan
  2. Check couscous
  3. Check olive oil or butter
  4. Check salt
  5. Check water
  6. Check dinner fork
  7. Check wooden spoon

Follow These Steps

  1. Boil water

    For each cup of dry couscous, use 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to boil in saucepan.

  2. Add salt and oil or butter

    Add 1/2 tsp. salt to the water and a little olive oil or butter if desired, to add moisture.

  3. Add couscous and let steam

    Pour 1 cup couscous into boiling water, stir once with a spoon, cover with a lid, and remove from heat. Let the couscous steam for five minutes.

  4. Fluff with a fork

    Couscous grains tend to bind together in the cooking process, so fluff the grains with a fork. Before serving, stir in any flavorful extras like lemon zest or chopped scallions.