Moroccan recipes: The Best Couscous






Ingredients (Serves 4):
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Mix olive oil and salt with couscous in a large shallow pan or bowl. Rub like sand so oil coats all couscous granules. Make a sand like texture. Add a little water, about ¼ cup just until it soaks in 10 minutes. Water shouldn’t be noticeable in pan or plate. 
  2. In medium pot, bring 1 cup of water to boil, then add couscous. Stir, and then remove from heat. Let steam 5 minutes. Then, fluff with fork. 
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Special thanks to Chef Tarik for sharing this recipe. Visit his cooking school in Marrakech, Morocco. It's a true oasis. 

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