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Moroccan Couscous

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 326kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2-3 cups coarse semolina
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina or all purpose flour
  • water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter cut up into little pieces


  • Start by spreading the coarse semolina in a large flat bowl.
  • Add a handful of flour and mix together
  • Slowly add water a bit at a time start with 1/4 cup and add as needed.
  • Rub your hands back and forth to combine everything together and little grains form.
  • continue until you have a plate full of grains.
  • You can run then through a sieve if you want to get a consistent grain.
  • In a couscousier boil water
  • Add the couscous into the steamer basket and cook uncovered for 20 minutes
  • Add some olive oil and using your hands run it through the grains so there are no clumps.
  • Add in the butter and steam uncovered for another 10 minutes
  • Add a touch of salt if desired and fluff with fork.
  • Serve with your main dish.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 3mg