This Moroccan side dish is so easy, so quick and oh-so-fluffy!
- 3 cups couscous
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 quart water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- lemon zest from 1 fresh lemon
Use 1½ cups of water for each cup of dry couscous. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.
Add ½ tsp. salt to the water. If you want a little extra moisture, add s little olive oil or butter.
Pour 1 cup of couscous into the boiling water. Stir it just once with a spoon, then cover it with a lid and take it off the heat. Let the couscous steam for five minutes.
Couscous grains have a tendency to stick together while they cook, so fluff the grains with a fork. Before serving, stir in any flavorful stuff you like, like lemon zest or chopped scallions.