How to make couscous in 10 minutes

Quick and easy dinner ideas - Couscous in 10 minutes

This recipe is especially great for someone who wants to make something quick and delicious. 

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Couscous is neither a grain nor a seed, but a form of pasta. It is made from a dry mixture of semolina and water. 

Wholegrain couscous is rich in fibre which will keep you fuller for longer. Fibre is also great for lowering cholesterol. 

The selenium in couscous is a powerful antioxidant that helps your body repair damaged cells and decreases inflammation, reports Healthline. It also helps reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in your body.

Couscous is a good source of plant-based protein which the body needs. 

With all these benefits, there is no arguing that couscous is great, and this is why it is a staple and a favourite in many homes. 

What also makes it amazing is how quick it is to prepare. 

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Uncooked couscous (500 ml)

Boiling water (same volume as the couscous - 500 ml)

Olive oil (2 tablespoons)

Salt (1/4 teaspoon)


Pour couscous in a bowl.

Add olive oil and mix with your hands until all the couscous grains are well coated.

In a separate container, pour the salt and add the boiling water and stir.

Pour the water into the couscous

Cover with lid for ten minutes. 

Remove the cover and mix well.

Enjoy! You can serve with meat, relish or veggies. 

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