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From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Pearl couscous is tiny round balls instead of being finely ground and it cooks up to a wonderful chewy consistency. I like this method of browning the couscous slightly before adding the hot liquid. Use this just as it is for a nice side dish to meats, etc. Or, add all kinds of sauces and vegetables to make salads, main dishes, etc.
1 - 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
In a heavy bottomed saute pan or sauce pan heat the olive oil and add the couscous. Cook and stir over medium heat about 5 minutes, or until it is lightly browned. Have the water or broth boiling, and when couscous has browned a bit, very slowly add the boiling liquid, reduce to low, cover. Simmer 10-12 minutes,or until liquid has been absorbed. Season with salt and other herbs and seasonings, as desired.
Recipe created 2014-08-19.