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Israeli Couscous

Easy Israeli Couscous Nutrition at Home | Home and Edibles

One of the easiest and fastest foods to make is couscous. I mean, the maximum time you can use is just like 10 minutes once your ingredients are available.

Couscous is a portion of very delicious food that is also full of nutrients. It is good for kids that can’t keep up with hard food because it is very soft and easy to chew, or even swallow depending on one’s eating habits.

Know This Dish

Israeli couscous is not just ordinary couscous; its grain is bigger and it has a regular round shape, unlike the common one.

This food was invented as a substitute in Israel for rice. This was because of the increase in immigrants at that time. It is made from wheat flour and can be consumed just like pasta, rice, and other eatable grains. 

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What you need to make Israeli couscous 

All you need to make this dish is just some couscous, olive oil, and seasoning.

The seasoning has a lot to do with how you want to enjoy this dish. If you want some veggies in it, you might need some carrots, green peas, and some chopped lettuce.


  • 1 cup of couscous 
  • 1 and a half cup of water 
  • two teaspoons of olive oil 
  • half teaspoon of salt

How to make Israeli couscous 

  • Put your pot on the heat and add 1 and a half cup of water. Add your olive oil and your salt and allow it to boil. 
  • In a bowl, add a cup of couscous and then add the boiling water to it.
  • Cover it immediately with something thick so the air does not leak out.
  • Leave for about 5 minutes and then use your spoon to gently scoop it from the bowl to the plate.

There are several methods of making couscous but this is the easiest and fastest way of making couscous. 

TIPS on Israeli couscous 

  • Instead of water, you can use chicken or beef stock to make it. it will give a more satisfying taste and also add more seasoning to it.
  • Do not leave your couscous on heat after pouring it into the boiling water. It can be saggy and crushed together. 
  • After making your couscous, make sure you put it in a warmer so it won’t get cold while you are making your sauce or salad for it.

How to make couscous sauce 

couscous sauce 
  • In a frying pan, put some oil in it and add about 5 shredded chicken breasts to fry with some seasonings.
  • Add some chopped veggies and tomato paste to it and allow it to fry together. 
  • You can add some chilli pepper if you want.
  • Add about 3 teaspoons of water and allow it to cook together on a low heat 
  • Allow it to dry up and your couscous sauce is ready. 

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Healthy Benefits of Couscous 

couscous sauce 
  • Couscous contains fibers that help greatly in gaining a healthy weight. It is also low in cholesterol, which makes it a healthy choice of food.
  • Couscous helps in maintaining bowel health because of its high fibre nutrition
  • Couscous are one of the best food which helps to control the body’s sugar level.

Is Israeli couscous better than pasta?

Israeli couscous is better than pasta because it’s easy to make and contains a high level of fibre.

Is couscous good for losing weight?

Israeli couscous is good for losing weight because it makes one full, and thus, you don’t need to eat much, you eat less and that helps in making your weight loss a lot easier. 

What is the difference between Israeli couscous and regular couscous?

Israeli couscous has a bigger grain and it is regular in shape while other couscous are tiny and not shaped at all. 

Which is healthier quinoa or couscous?

quinoa or couscous

Israeli couscous is better than pasta because it’s easy to make and contains a high level of fibre.