Couscous is made from tiny steamed balls of semolina flour. Though we think of it as a grain, it’s actually a type of pasta.nEaten extensively in North Africa. It's filling and wholesome. It also on takes a few minutes to cook from just boiled water.
Couscous is a quick and simple base for a meal at any time of day – and it’s not expensive to buy at all. Use it as a vehicle for scraps of veg, fruit and a handful of whatever spices you have to hand.
You can add it as a staple to any meal you would add rice to. It also freezes well for up to three months.
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400 ml low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth (or water)
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
270 g couscous