Moroccan Couscous, One Pot Meal

Moroccan Couscous, One Pot Meal
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A colorful and exotic recipe for Moroccan Couscous , One Pot Meal, which is packed with nutrition and is a complete meal in itself.

The inspiration for this recipe has come from BOSH.TV but I have made slight variation to the recipe.

Couscous is a convenient product to have stocked in the pantry as an easy and fast alternative to rice, quinoa, and noodles. When cooked they look like golden spheres that have a pleasant nutty flavor. The texture can range from slightly coarse yet tender for smaller types, or chewy for larger varieties.

Couscous is crushed durum wheat semolina formed into small granules or spheres and is commonly served in North African, Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian cuisine. 

Please get more details for couscous here.

Once considered a North African delicacy, now people eat couscous all over the world. In fact, you can find couscous on the shelves of most grocery stores.

This Moroccan Couscous, One Pot Meal can be part of meal planning and is a make ahead meal option.

Types of Couscous

There are three types of couscous: Moroccan, Israeli and Lebanese. Moroccan couscous is the tiniest and most readily available version. You may check the nutrition benefit of couscous here.

Traditionally, to cook couscous, people use a special container called couscoussier. They cook Couscous in slow steam above meat and vegetables. This recipe is a vegetarian adaptation of the traditional recipe.

I have sauteed vegetables and added. You may bake vegetables and add to this Moroccan Couscous with Roasted Veg.

To make it a complete meal, add boiled chickpeas and peanuts to increase the protein content.

To make this couscous colorful, add plenty of greens in the form of spring onion, coriander leaves and mint leaves. You may add any seasonal vegetable of your choice.

You may also add soy chunks or paneer to increase protein content.

Please try this easy Moroccan Couscous One Pot Meal and leave a comment and let me know how it turned out.

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Couscous, Moroccan

Moroccan Couscous, One Pot Meal

A colorful and exotic recipe for Moroccan Couscous, One Pot Meal which is packed with nutrition and is a complete meal in itself.
The inspiration for this recipe has come from BOSH.TV. I made slight variation to the recipe.
3.14 from 30 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Soaking Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 8
Calories 173 kcal


Ingredients to soak

  • ½ cup couscous
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp crushed black pepper
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup hot water

To Saute

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced zucchini can use any other vegetable of your choice.
  • ½ cup diced bell pepper. you can use any variety which is available locally.
  • 1 tsp salt

Ingredients to add to soaked Couscous later

  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • ½ cup finely chopped spring onion
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds


Soak Together

  • Take whole wheat couscous in a bowl.
  • Add all other ingredients mentioned under "Ingredients to soak".
  • Add hot water. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.

To Saute

  • Heat oil. Add all vegetables to saute. Add salt too. Saute for 5 minutes and keep aside.

Add to soaked Couscous

  • Uncover couscous after 15 minutes.
  • Add all ingredients mentioned under "Ingredients to add to soaked couscous later".
  • Mix everything gently.
  • Enjoy this Moroccan Couscous, One Pot Meal.
    Couscous, Moroccan
Keyword couscous, Vegan, vegetarian

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories173
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Sodium 614mg 26%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 6g 12%

  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 14%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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