Recipe: Cous-cous

This is a side-dish that really is too good to be true. I use it as a side dish with a meat and veggie, but you could also improvise and probably through some meat or other veggies in the dish itself to make as a main meal. The ONLY problem with this is that you are dealing with kids here, so at the end of the meal there is likely little pieces of cous-cous EVERYWHERE. A bit messy but hopefully older kids are better with keeping clean and making their mouths compared to littler kids.

I use the cous-cous from Trader Joes and I do something like this:


  • 1 measure of cous-cous (e.g., 1 cup, 1 1/2 cups, etc.)
  • 1 measure of liquid – either water, vegetable broth, chicken broth, or beef broth. I like using beef broth since it is the most flavorful
  • a hunk of butter and/or a splash of olive oil
  • Directions:

  • heat liquid to a boil
  • add butter/oil
  • take off heat
  • add dry cous-cous and mix well
  • cover with a lid for 5 minutes
  • fluff with a fork and YOU’RE DONE
  • Prep time: 2 minutes
    Cook and stand time: 10 minutes

    And if you have ideas on what to serve within the cous-cous as a main dish, PLEASE COMMENT and share your ideas! Thanks Mamas!!!!

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