Buttery couscous

Buttery couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus soaking

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Serve a big scoop of this buttery couscous alongside your favourite meat or veggie recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
195
protein
3g
carbs
30g
fat
8g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
1g
salt
0.47g

Ingredients

  • 350g couscous
  • 400ml warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • knob of butter

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Method

  1. Soak the couscous in the warm water with the salt for 10-15 mins, until it’s been absorbed. Gently break up the grains with a fork and add sunflower oil. Rub the oil into the grains to break them up. Aerate by lifting them up in your fingers and letting them fall.
  2. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the couscous into an ovenproof dish and dot with little bits of butter. Soak a piece of greaseproof paper in water and squeeze out the excess before laying it over the top of the couscous. Place in the oven for 15-20 mins.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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onionlover8395's picture
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what has this world come too, not putting onion in couscous, appauling and disgraceful to world, you should be a ashamed. To learn more about onions, visit www.onion-usa.com

onionlover8395's picture
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the lack of onion is worrying

jolilly's picture
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I really like this couscous and I'm not really a couscous fan. There is something about the butter which makes the couscous less grainy, somehow. I garnished it with flaked almonds and coriander.

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