Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Total:
40 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 to 5 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Place couscous in a fine strainer and rinse under cold running water. Dump couscous onto a sheet pan, sprinkle with salt, and let stand until grains swell, about 10 minutes. Break up lumps with your fingers.

Partially fill a large steamer pot or stockpot with 1-inch water. Bring water to simmer. Place damp tea towel in steamer or colander and add couscous. Fold towel over couscous. Steam, covered, over simmering water for 15 minutes.

Pour couscous onto large, rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cold water. Toss with slotted spatula until cool and the water is absorbed. Spritz hands with olive oil and spread out couscous, breaking up any lumps as you go. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Refill pot with enough water to make 1-inch again. Return couscous to colander or steamer and steam, covered, for 10 minutes.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Pushable Rose Pops 00:48

Cool off this summer with these raspberry gelatin and rose cake pops.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Tiakri (Steamed Millet Couscous)

Recipe courtesy of The Africa Cookbook

Steamed Couscous, the Authentic Way

Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Couscous

Recipe courtesy of Amy Finley

Couscous

Recipe courtesy of Stephen Kalt

Couscous

Recipe courtesy of Rafih Benjelloun

Couscous

Couscous

Recipe courtesy of Stephen Kalt

Steamers

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Steamed Grouper served with Veggie Couscous and Sweet Wheat Grass Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Brian Duffy

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.