Fluffy Couscous for a Perfect Dinner Side Dish

February 11, 2019


This Moroccan side dish is so easy, so quick and oh-so-fluffy!

Total Time 15 minutes
Author Judit Lipoczi


  • 3 cups couscous
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • lemon zest from 1 fresh lemon


  1. Use 1½ cups of water for each cup of dry couscous. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.

  2. Add ½ tsp. salt to the water. If you want a little extra moisture, add s little olive oil or butter.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


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