Simple Couscous Recipe

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Grace Published: August 7, 2021
Simple Couscous Recipe

How To Make Simple Couscous

Try this simple and easy couscous recipe to make a tasty and fluffy side dish! It combines 3-ingredients for a quick 20-minute bite.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2cupscouscous
  • coarse salt and ground pepper,as needed
  • 2tbspolive oil


  1. Put couscous, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper in a large bowl. Add oil, and stir with fork to coat evenly.

  2. Bring 2½ cups of water to a boil; stir ⅓ into the couscous. Cover remaining water to keep it hot.

  3. Press couscous gently with the back of the fork. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand for 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining water in 2 additions.

  4. Break up any clumps with a fork or using fingers.

  5. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 385.61kcal
  • Fat: 7.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.16g
  • Fiber: 4.40g
  • Sugar: 0.00g
  • Protein: 11.07g
  • Sodium: 217.50mg
  • Calcium: 22.20mg
  • Potassium: 147.42mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.08µg
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