Couscous is like a blank palate that can be flavored in so many ways! Perfect as a side dish or as a base for soups and salads.
What is Couscous?
Couscous is actually a very small pasta, but many people confuse it as a rice. It was actually the first “one dish pasta” if you will, only adding enough liquid to cook the pasta without any excess.
It can come in a variety of sizes, and is probably the easiest of all side dishes. It takes only 10 minutes to make and is a blank canvas for flavor.
Like most pasta, the palate of couscous is fairly bland so it is up to you to add flavor. The first thing I do it to toast the dry pasta.
Doing this actually creates a different taste altogether, adding depth and sophistication, much like browning meat brings out its natural acidity.