Couscous is a tiny little pasta made of wheat or barley. In North America, wheat couscous is widely available and is generally quick-cooking. It is a staple to North African cooking, but it's right at home as a compliment to any meal. Try adding fresh chopped herbs, lemon, olive oil and a dash of salt to enhance its naturally subtle, nutty flavor!
1-3/4 cups chicken broth, vegetable broth, or water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbs unsalted butter
1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 cups couscous (10oz)
In a medium saucepan, bring the broth or water, salt, butter, and oil to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover tightly with lid, and remove from heat. Let the couscous steam for 5 minutes. Use a fork to fluff the couscous and break up any clumps. Serve warm.