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5 from 7 votes

Perfect Couscous Recipe

Tender, flavorful couscous is ready to go in just 10 minutes! For perfect couscous every time, just boil, cover and fluff!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Calories: 2183kcal


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • 2 tbsp. minced shallot
  • 2 1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 tsp. coarse kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. minced parsley
  • 2 c. cous cous*


  • Set a large skillet or medium Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add oil and cook shallot until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Pour in broth, season with salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, and parsley.
  • Turn heat up to medium-high and bring liquid to a boil. Once boiling, add the cous cous, stir, cover with a lid and remove from the heat. Allow the cous cous to sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and fluff with a fork before serving.


Calories: 2183kcal | Carbohydrates: 384g | Protein: 74g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 2629mg | Potassium: 1571mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1856IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 8mg