Buttery couscous

Buttery couscous

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus soaking


Serves 6
Serve a big scoop of this buttery couscous alongside your favourite meat or veggie recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal195
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.47g
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  • 350g couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 400ml warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • knob of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…


  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.

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Comments (4)

LuluLolly's picture

Superb! The couscous was light and fluffy. I added more than just a knob of butter and used olive oil instead of sunflower oil.

onionlover8395's picture

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

the lack of onion is worrying

jolilly's picture

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.

Questions (1)

onionlover8395's picture

Does this meal contain a significant amount of onion?

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