Osem Food Industries, Ltd. Informative - Israeli (Pearl) Couscous-Quick Versatile Side Dish

Review by Alain on 2011-11-05
ISRAEL -- When I'm short of time and looking for an easy side dish that will go with my beef, chicken, lamb or pork entree, I've found Osem's Couscous to be a good fit to almost any meal. All it takes is boiling water and about 8 to 10 minutes to prepare the couscous and then I can add a few herbs, parmesan cheese, etc. to customize the dish. Couscous by itself is rather bland, but it readily takes on any flavour you chose to match with your main dish. It's an easy alternative to my usual potato or rice side dishes. Cost is about $3 per box (around 5-1/3 cup servings cooked), 180 calories/ 1/3 cup, 1 gram fat, 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium. Osem's is Kosher approved and available in the international or pasta aisle of many stores (I get mine at Giant Eagle). [address: POB 934, Shoham 60850, Israel; Dist. by Nestle; export@ilnestle.com]
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-11-05
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-11-05:
I have never seen tricolor couscous. I would buy it for that reason alone. I'll have to take a closer look next time I'm shopping.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-11-05:
i never liked coucous. it has always been slimy or one big glob. how do you cook yours alain?
Posted by Alain on 2011-11-05:
Once it's cooked, Madconsumer, I take a fork or spoon and break it up into it's individual balls. If it's left in the pan, it will congeal into a mass of yuck. The same is true of the smaller grain coucous (more of a Moroccan style). I'm also careful not to add too much water. That'll slime it up, too.

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