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Help me like couscous, please.

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chocomel | | Mar 15, 2011 03:27 PM

A few years ago, a Moroccan restaurant in San Francisco, Aziza, convinced me that I can like couscous. Somehow, the way they prepped the couscous creates a very flavorful and moist dish. Aziza's couscous was not covered in some sort of stew and the grilled meat was not overly spiced.

This new love for couscous prompted me to go to Trader Joe's and buy a box of couscous. I made it according to the box's direction and the result is bland, gritty and dry. My biggest issue with couscous before Aziza's dish is the grittiness and dryness and the odd texture. My question is - am i missing something?

Are there different types of couscous? Are there specific brands that would make better couscous? I googled and searched but some posts actually confirmed the fact that couscous is supposed to be bland, that it's all about the seasoning and pairing with spicy dishes. Aziza convinced me that this is not true - can someone help me?

Thank you!

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