This plain couscous is a basic side dish that is a perfect accompaniment to various tagines as a classic option, however also a fantastic base for a variety of salads. Many of us are incorporating different grains into our salads these days, and such salads make amazing full yet light and healthy meals. This simple almond studded couscous is also a perfect as a side to any stews or olive oil stir frys such as my Allayet Bandora (recipe on this link). Perhaps it is so simple that it does not require a dedicated post, however it is so delicious that it is deserving of one. Anyhow you really ought to learn how to prepare couscous if you don’t already know and it just has to be in my repertoire here!
I also included a video for you that shows you the classic method of steaming couscous, following the rationale above, that there are things that you just have to know and this again is one of them. The steaming process is a bit longer than the method I show you here. My method is fast and very convenient. It also produces very light couscous, plain to pair with anything you desire. However for the days that you do have some time, do follow the steaming process in the video because it produces beautiful and deeply flavoured (richer) couscous as all the flavouring is incorporated in the process.