Although frequently considered and eaten as a grain, couscous is a small pasta made from semolina wheat. Most commonly associated with Moroccan cuisine, couscous is enjoyed throughout Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Due to its quick preparation and health benefits, the popularity of this dish is quickly growing in other parts of the world as well.
Couscous is traditionally served under a meat or vegetable stew. It can also be eaten alone, as a dessert or a side dish. Whether it is prepared as sweet or savory, couscous is quick, easy to use, and nutritious. Similar to rice, couscous is as versatile as the dish it is served with or can be easily spiced to suit any recipe.