Making Couscous a Little More Interesting…

3 Feb

I quite like couscous for a number of reasons, but I especially love how versatile it can be and how quick it is to make. I got into a discussion with a coworker the other day about this and started coming up with different ways to cook it aside from the standard water with some salt. Here are a few options we talked about…

Cooking liquid:

  • Orange Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Vegetable/Chicken broth

Extra goodies:

  • Chopped almonds
  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Currants
  • Chopped apricots
  • Fresh herbs – cilantro, parsley, thyme, mint
  • Veggies – frozen/fresh peas or corn (use a little more cooking liquid and add these in with the couscous)
  • Spices – cumin, paprika, chili powder, curry powder
  • Feta cheese

Really, you can try just about anything with couscous. Like quinoa and rice, you can adapt it to fit whatever flavor profile you’d like. What do you, fine readers, do with your couscous?

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2 Responses to “Making Couscous a Little More Interesting…”

  1. Kim O February 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Celery, peppers, parsley, olive oil and a tin of diced fire roasted tomatoes in a wok.
    I’m putting feta in my next one. Great suggestions!

    • foodNURD February 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Ooh, that sounds great, Kim! I will try your combo next time I make it.

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