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  •  Now, does Israeli couscous take longer to cook? (5+ / 0-)

    I mean the "normal" small stuff seems to be just add boiling water and then let sit for a while.

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    by zenbassoon on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 04:55:56 PM PST

    •  ya know, i don't know. (5+ / 0-)

      i've only cooked box.

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      by blueoregon on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 05:00:35 PM PST

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    •  Yes - more like pasta (5+ / 0-)

      It's also good to throw in to soak up excess liquid.

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      by grubber on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 05:07:22 PM PST

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    •  Israeli (a/k/a pearl) couscous (4+ / 0-)
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      mikidee, zenbassoon, tapestry, greengemini

      We love this even more than the "regular" couscous--something about the chewy texture and earthy flavor.  Adapting the package directions, I heat some sesame or olive oil in the pot, then add some diced carrots, onions, and bell peppers, and a cup of couscous.  

      Cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes,stirring constantly, until the couscous starts to turn slightly golden. Then stir in 1-1/4 cup boiling water or broth, cover, and reduce heat to med-low.  Heat for about 10 minutes, or until water is absorbed.

      Season with your favorite herbs (e.g. oregano, basil, garlic) and add some crushed red pepper if you want extra flavor.  Makes a great side dish for fish or chicken.

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      by Sandia Blanca on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:14:01 PM PST

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