Couscous with pomegranate
The Important Seasoning Tip To Remember When Making Couscous
Salting the water that you use to cook rice or pasta ensures thorough seasoning, and you should do the same to cook couscous, rather than sprinkling salt on top after cooking.
You can also add butter or aromatics and flavorings to the water used to cook the couscous. The grains will soak up all the flavors you add to the pot.
Each brand of couscous requires different cooking methods, so make sure to read the instructions. Some brands use a 1:1 ratio of couscous to liquid, while others are different.
Add salt and seasonings directly to the boiling or simmering water before adding the couscous. Salting the water once it reaches its boiling point dissolves it better.
Once the couscous is in the pot, put a lid on it, remove from the heat, and allow it to sit until the liquid has been absorbed (5 to 10 minutes). Fluff it with a fork and serve.