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Couscous

Couscous is made from a special kind of wheat called durum wheat, the same kind of wheat that is used to make pasta. In Morocco, families pile steamed couscous on a large platter, with the meats and vegetables placed on top. Enjoy couscous as a side dish with North African tagine, chermoula, and oranges with fresh mint.

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups couscous
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the couscous and salt. Stir once or twice. Cover the pan and turn off the heat. Do not stir.
  2. Let the couscous sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork.