Although couscous is not a grain, it can be used like one. Very flexible, couscous-the Arabic word for “semolina”-stores well, cooks quickly, and can be seasoned in many ways.

Couscous is refined durum wheat flour that has been rolled into thin strands, crumbled into little pieces, steamed, and dried.

In the United States couscous is used as a substitute for rice, potatoes, and even pasta.

Use couscous in side dishes.

*For nutritional content and recipes see the book “Those Wonderful Grains-2nd Edition,” by Chef Brad


Nutritional Information

Fiber Content: grams per cup


Couscous Tips:
The Best Couscous

The common couscous is great, but look for Israel couscous. It is bigger and better.