Couscous – How to Cook Couscous on the Stove

Many are familiar with the middle eastern-Mediterranean dish called Couscous. It is in fact semolina wheat granules coated with flour, typically wheat flour. The dish is a lot like rice or pasta where it's a side dish usually eaten with a main dish and not alone. It has been around since the 13th century and in fact originated from the Middle East. Until today, many from the Middle East (and other parts of the world!), Still enjoy it as part of a staple diet. It is not only prepared as a side dish, but as a main dish and even desert as well. There are many ways of preparing Couscous mainly because it can be eaten in a variety of ways. Ultimately, the most basic and easy recipe on how to cook couscous on stove is the most well known and the most followed.

First and foremost, fill a pot with enough water to cover the amount of Couscous you'll be putting in later. After that, bring it to the stove and boil the water. Next, add less than a teaspoon of salt for a little taste. After the water has started boiling, quickly add the Couscous and patiently wait for it to cook. As soon as it is done, turn the stove off and permit it to cool down for about five to ten minutes, after cooling down, drain the water from the pot. The cooked Couscous you have at that very moment can be used in many dishes and cooked or prepared in a variety of ways according to one's individual taste.

An example of a Couscous recipe is to boil the Couscous once again, but this time including extra ingredients. Add in a pinch of salt, about half a teaspoon of salt, less than half of ground Cumin. Throw in black beans, onions, garlic, some olives and some lime juice to give it that zesty taste. You can even serve this menu in a salad by adding it into a garden, a Nicoise salad or whatever that comes to mind.

An example of a Couscous salad is by combining lettuce leaves, onions slices, some alfalfa sprouts, salad dressing and then add the Couscous to make the salad so much more appetizing. Although the recipes are a thousand and one to choose from, the one rule to follow when preparing a Couscous dish is this: Whatever suits your palate at the time of preparation.

It can also be eaten as a side dish with whatever main dish you desire, whether it's steak, salmon, or a casserole, Couscous can be an excellent and most ideal compliment!

It is also common to use Couscous as a stuffing in Turkey's and other types of meat and even fish. The best part about cooking Couscous is this, it is not only easy to cook and delicious to eat, it is also a healthier alternative to pasta, bread or rice. This makes this recipe the most ideal and diverse addition to any meal.