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Servings: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes

Basic Couscous

Couscous is extremely simple and fast to make, and a great pantry standby. Whip this up next time you need to add a quick starch to your meal. The general rule is 1 cup of dry couscous to 1½ cups of water. You can use stock for extra flavor. Unless your doctor has put you on a low fiber diet, we recommend using whole wheat couscous.


1. Bring water or stock, olive oil or butter, and salt to a boil.

2. Add couscous and stir once. Turn off heat and cover to allow couscous steam for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.


Ann’s Tips and Tricks

Leftover couscous can be used for salads like tabbouleh, or added to stir fried veggies.

If you are on a bland or low fiber diet, use regular couscous instead of whole wheat.

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