Couscous Recipe

Busy evenings require quick and easy dinners in our home.  Couscous is a staple for our family, and we all enjoy it. I often choose to flavor couscous myself instead of relying upon store-bought flavoring which has unnecessary ingredients.

Though the word "instant" is not printed on the boxes of couscous I purchase, like rice, it has been prepared in advance so it is quick to prepare.  My local grocery store never has a sale on couscous, so I didn't buy it often.  However, since we began shopping at ALDI, we keep a nice stock in our pantry.

I keep my couscous recipe simple with garlic and onion powder.  You could play around with this and add Parmesan cheese, fresh garlic, onion, and other veggies.


Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
  • 1 1/2 cup plain couscous
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoons oil
1. Bring water, oil, and seasonings to boil over high heat in a saucepan.
2. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous. Cover with lid.
3. Wait ten minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.
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That's it.  Simple and easy homemade couscous.

What's your favorite quick side dish?

~ Annette W. {This Simple Mom}

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  1. This looks delicious! I love couscous, but I'm still trying to sell my husband on it : )

    1. My husband was less than eager, but now takes big servings. He definitely needs it flavored.

  2. Good couscous has eluded me, sometimes I don't have the patience to prepare it correctly. One of these days I'll try it again.

  3. I love coucous and have found out from my husband that I haven't made it right for years. He cooks it like he cooks rice.

  4. I've always been intimidated to try to make couscous, but this looks simple and delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  5. I love couscous, thank you for sharing...Found you on Yesterfood!


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