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How To Cook Couscous


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  • For each cup of dry couscous, use 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to boil in saucepan.Related: How to Pick the Right Pan for the Task
  • 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.Related: The Secret to Good Food
  • 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
  • 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. Related: 12 Simple, Savory Couscous Recipes



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