Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Save Recipe Print
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 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.

Get the Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring

Buffalo chicken dip finds a cozy home in crescent dough.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Steamed Mussels

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Steamed Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Pork Steamed Buns

Recipe courtesy of Brian Boitano

Israeli Couscous Salad with Smoked Paprika

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Mint

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories