Couscous is widely used throughout North Africa. Like many pastas, couscous is simply coarse hard-wheat flour (semolina) and water. Traditionally, the two were mixed together by hand and pressed through a sieve to make tiny granules.



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  • Put couscous, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add oil, and stir with fork to coat evenly.

  • Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil; stir one-third into the couscous. Cover remaining water to keep it hot.

  • Press couscous gently with the back of the fork. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand for 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining water in two additions.

  • Break up any clumps with a fork or your fingers.

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Rating: 5 stars
It came out perfectly and was great addition to our beetroot and feta salad.