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Basic Couscous


This Basic Couscous recipe is simple to make.

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • Ground black pepper


Servings 4


Step 1

Heat butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When foaming subsides, add couscous and cook, stirring frequently, until grains are just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

Add water, broth, and salt; stir briefly to combine, cover, and remove pan from heat. Let stand until grains are tender, about 7 minutes. Uncover and fluff grains with fork.

Season with pepper to taste and serve.

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