We will teach you How To Cook Couscous in your pressure cooker! Cooking couscous is easy, and it goes with many dishes.
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How To Cook Couscous
Making couscous is super simple, and it’s incredibly tasty. If you haven’t tried Instant Pot couscous yet, this is the prime time! It goes well with all sorts of sauces and soups. Plus, it’s an excellent addition to salads too.
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Why You’ll Love Making Couscous
- Super easy
- Goes well with lots of foods
- Making couscous is fast
- Tastes great
Cooking Couscous Ingredients
How To Cook Couscous
Step 1: Melt Butter
Turn the instant pot to the saute setting. Melt butter in the pressure cooker.
Step 2: Add couscous
Add the couscous to the butter. Sprinkle in the spices and add the water.
Step 3: Cook couscous
Add the lid to the pressure cooker and cook on manual for 5 minutes using high pressure. Once done, follow with a quick release. Stir and serve. Enjoy!
Couscous Serving Suggestions
Now that you have learned how to cook couscous, you can include it with so many meals! After cooking couscous consider serving it with any of the following:
- Grilled chicken
Instant Pot Couscous FAQs
Is couscous a pasta or a grain?
The texture of couscous more resembles balls of tiny pasta. While couscous isn’t a grain, it does have a similar texture to quinoa or rice.
How long does couscous last?
After you are done cooking the couscous, let it cool down. Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days. Keep the leftover instant pot couscous in an airtight container.
Can you freeze couscous?
Yep! It will last for up to 3 months in the freezer. Allow it to thaw out in the fridge before reheating and serving.
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How to Cook Couscous
- 2 cups couscous
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Start by using the saute button, then add the butter. Let the butter melt and then add the couscous, and mix well.
- Then add the spices and water.
- Set your Instant Pot to 5 minutes, using manual high pressure and the vent should be sealed.
- When the timer beeps, do a quick release.
- Fluff and serve.
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