What is couscous?
Couscous originates from North Africa and is the staple ingredient in the North African diet. Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a popular alternative to rice and pasta. It has a light, fluffy texture taht is a little bland in flavor but readily soaks up the flavours of other ingredients.
The term couscous also refers to dishes made with combinations of meat, vegetables and spices and combined with the wheat granules.