recipebook3Moroccan style couscous to serve as either a main meal or as an accompaniment. Enjoy our Couscous recipe.

You will need:

  • 1 kg wheat semolina
  • 500-750 ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp flour
  • 250 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 large bowls
  • 1 mixing spoon
  • 1 tamis or a large holed sieve
  • 1 steamer
  • 1 fork

* Serves: 4

* Preparation Time: 5 minutes

* Cooking Time: 50 minutes


  • Step 1: Boil the water

Pour the water into a steamer and bring it to a boil.

  • Step 2: Prepare the semolina

In the bowl, very gently mix the semolina, salt and flour with 250ml of water.

  • Step 3: Pass it through the tamis or sieve

When it is mixed thoroughly pass the mixture through the tamis or sieve.

  • Step 4: Steam

Place it in the steamer for half an hour.

  • Step 5: Break the mixture up

Remove the steamed semolina. Place it into another bowl and break it up with a fork to make it fluffy.

  • Step 6: Add oil and water

Add the oil and about 500ml of water. This should be enough to give a wet texture to the mixture, if necessary, add more water until the required texture is gained. Mix well and let it rest for 10 minutes.

  • Step 7: Finish cooking the semolina

Return the semolina to the steamer for another 20 minutes to finish cooking it.

  • Step 8: Serve

Serve hot as a delightful accompaniment to several Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes. Couscous can be made in advance, so if you prefer, just reheat it in the steamer the next day for an enjoyable compliment to your meal.