It can be served lightly seasoned for breakfast or as a snack, mixed with vegetables, and even sweetened as a healthy dessert. It is most commonly eaten as a complementary food with savory curries and stews, in the same way rice accompanies almost any Indian meal.
Preparations is easy: Bring 1 1/4 cups Water or Broth to a boil. Add 2 tbsp Butter, 1/8 tsp salt (optional). Add 1 cup Couscous. Stir, cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir with fork to fluff up. Serves 2 to 3.
As a healthy cereal, add 1 cup Couscous to 2 cups hot milk and 2 Tbsp butter. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with honey, maple syrup, nuts, fruit, etc. Serves 2.
For a hearthy and quick salad: Prepare basic Couscous and let cool. Add 1 diced cucumber, 1/2 diced green bell pepper, 3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil and 1/2 diced tomato. Add 1/3 cup lemon juice or your favorite dressing. Chill and serve. Serves 4 to 6.