Chances are if you are serving couscous, you are making something else that has onions in it. Well, save those onion peels…the outer layer and the skins. They have great flavor. Scrounge up some celery, a carrot, something green like a bay leaf or a piece of parsley and you’ll take your simple couscous up a couple notches and make yourself feel like an actual person that knows what they are doing in the kitchen. If you are at the market anyway that day, buy some chicken necks as they are cheap and add great flavor to broths.
1 cup of dried couscous will feed about 4 people
2 cups of dried couscous will feed about 8 people.
1 cup couscous NEEDS 1 ½ cups water or broth and ½ teaspoon salt**
2 cups couscous NEEDS 3 cups water or broth and 1 teaspoon salt**
3 cups couscous NEEDS 4 ½ cups water or broth and 1 ½ teaspoons salt**
*Sorry folks water ratios aren’t perfect, nor is life, so start with this and add more if you see you need it.
**Add a half teaspoon kosher salt for every extra cup of couscous.