What is couscous?
Couscous is a Moroccan dish that is based on hard wheat semolina. This is obtained by grinding refined durum wheat .
Actually, it is a complete meal, formed by fragments of durum wheat (Triticum durum). It can also be obtained from other cereal grits. The most common are the rice meal, oatmeal and cornmeal.
In its place of origin, semolina is usually accompanied by a side of vegetables (onion, celery, zucchini, carrots, etc.) and meat (usually chicken or lamb) cooked in a special pot, called couscoussier, which allows the steam to cook the cereal, so that it stays dry, loose and with a very characteristic aroma.
Where is couscous consumed?
Although it has been commonly consumed in northern Africa, it is increasingly spreading in the western world, due to large increase of African cuisine restaurants.
There are several variations of couscous according to the customs of different peoples.
In the recipe below we show a kind of completely vegetarian couscous, which, in addition to durum wheat semolina, chickpeas and other vegetables are involved.
COUSCOUS RECIPE WITH CHICKPEAS AND VEGETALES
Photo of couscous
Ingredients for 6 people:
How to serve:
Serve hot as a starter for lunch
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