I am sad to admit that I just recently started incorporating couscous to my meal rotation and was never a big fan. A visit to Teranga , a Senegalese restaurant in Boston changed my view of couscous. I remember ordering a lamb shank entree' with couscous and it was so well prepared and tasty. After their delicious couscous I was motivated to try it one more time. I found that cooking couscous in broth and mixing it with other ingredients increases its flavor.
I received receive a sample of Looly's couscous through a fellow blogger and was very impressed with how it turned out. The couscous itself was so quick to cook, all I added was some lemon juice, garlic, parsley, olive oil and it was delicious. Being that I am a health nut myself, I love that their couscous is made from wholegrain non GMO wheat. The sample I tried also had some thyme and turmeric in it which was a nice touch.
Making this was super easy. I started off by boiling 1 1/2 cups chicken broth then added it to a bowl of 1 1/2 cups Looly's couscous. After covering the bowl I proceeded to make a simple dressing of 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp olive oil and a 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley. After the couscous was ready about five minutes I added the dressing and let it sit while I made some salmon and veges to go with it. The picture below shows what it looks like after it has absorbed the broth.
Dinner was ready in exactly 26 minutes including the pan seared salmon and vegetables.
Do you like couscous ? I would love to know your thoughts.
Please note the opinions in this review are purely my own.