Couscous for one

I’m home alone, and I am eating a lot of meals that I prepared earlier and froze in single portions. This is fine in theory, as I don’t have to spend a lot of time cooking after work. However, I’m not great at couscous portion control, so this week I have been testing out whether I can do couscous for one person. It is all about ratios. 

Couscous is made out of wheat, tiny small balls of steamed semolina flour. It is really very tiny bits of pasta. 


  • 50g Couscous
  • 75ml water or stock
  • A teaspoon of olive oil
  • A small pinch of salt, if required


  • Bring the water or stock to the boil, with the olive oil and salt
  • Add the couscous, take the pan off the heat and cover. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, and then stir with a fork before serving. 

Obviously, this can be scaled up as far as you like. 50g is a reasonable portion for one. 


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