Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Couscous: An Easy How-To

Since my first attempt at making Ratatouille a couple weeks ago, this household has been craving another appearance for dinner. So guess what we made for dinner last night??? Ratatouille, but this time over couscous. Although you hear about couscous in Cajun cuisine, I've actually never had it or made it until last night. I think that was from lack of understanding, and fear that it was going to be difficult.

Let me set the record straight: couscous is about the easiest accompaniment to a meal that you can make. And it's really good too. Now the texture is definitely a change from rice, because it is actually made from wheat, but in my opinion, it is a welcome change from the norm. Let me show you the super simple way to make it, then you can feel free to pair it with all sorts of dishes. 

You ready? Cause I'm not kidding when I tell you how easy this is.

Super Easy Couscous

1 cup couscous, dry
1 1/2 cups water

  1. Bring water to boil in saucepan. 
  2. Add couscous and stir just to incorporate granules into water. 
  3. Cover and remove from heat. 
  4. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir with fork to "fluff" couscous.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
    See what I mean? Super easy. All you have to remember is 1 1/2 cups water to each cup of couscous and you're golden! Have fun with your new side dish, I know I am. :)

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