Couscous - how should it be used and what is it?

Oct 19, 2022Michał Pelc

Couscous is one of the types of groats with extraordinary properties and high nutritional value. It has been very recognizable since the 12th century for its taste and health-promoting properties. Couscous is eagerly eaten primarily by the inhabitants of North Africa, but it is gaining more and more admirers also in other parts of the world. How should couscous be prepared to enrich every dish?

It is not only easily digestible, thanks to which it does not irritate the stomach, but also its relatively low glycemic index means that it can be easily consumed by people with diabetes . How exactly is couscous made? It is made of hard wheat of the durum variety and has round grains, slightly smaller than millet. Couscous has a whole range of advantages, but the greatest of them definitely is the ease of preparation of a given groats and a very short cooking time. All you need to do is pour boiling water over the grains to make them swell after a few minutes and are ready to eat.

Various varieties of couscous

The most popular groats of this type, which can be found in almost every store, is wheat couscous. However, it is worth knowing that the market also includes: rice couscous, spelled couscous or corn couscous. Each of these groats has its own taste qualities that will surely match both salty and sweet dishes. Everything really depends on us here!

Couscous - what is it eaten with?

There are many possibilities of using couscous due to its unique taste and flexibility in composing with a variety of dishes. It is perfect for both salty and rather sweet dishes. Couscous contains a lot of iron , so in combination with vitamin C we will significantly increase its digestibility. This can be done by adding red pepper or parsley to the couscous, which are famous for their high content of this vitamin. Here's a simple way to use couscous.

A simple recipe using couscous - perfect for busy people

  • 100gr of couscous
  • 1 onion - preferably red
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • Himalayan salt, pepper to taste

Preparation process:

  1. Prepare the couscous first according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Slice the onion and sauté in coconut oil. Add finely chopped garlic and parsley. Then season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  3. Dice the breasts and rub with salt and pepper. Fry in hot oil in a deep frying pan.
  4. When the meat is browned, add the cooked couscous and the glazed onion, garlic and spices to the meat
  5. Serve hot!

The nutritional value of such a dish will give us a lot of strength to cope with all the tasks of everyday life. 100 grams of couscous contain 360 calories and a large amount of protein needed in the diet. It is in a very easily digestible form for the human body, but it is not wholesome. For this reason, it is recommended to add meat or dairy products to couscous. In this recipe, we used chicken breast, making the dish not only wholesome, but very tasty.

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