Buttery couscous

Serve a big scoop of this buttery couscous alongside your favourite meat or veggie recipe

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:20 mins
    Plus soaking
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 195
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 30g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.47g


  • 350g couscous
  • 400ml warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • knob of butter


  1. Soak the couscous in the warm water with the salt for 10-15 mins, until it’s been absorbed. Gently break up the grains with a fork and add sunflower oil. Rub the oil into the grains to break them up. Aerate by lifting them up in your fingers and letting them fall.

  2. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the couscous into an ovenproof dish and dot with little bits of butter. Soak a piece of greaseproof paper in water and squeeze out the excess before laying it over the top of the couscous. Place in the oven for 15-20 mins.

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