Wheat Couscous – Original Plain


A delicious alternative to ordinary rice, pasta or potatoes, this dish is made with a blend of whole durum wheat semolina and durum semolina.

Near East® Original Plain Wheat Couscous is Kosher Certified *OU*.


Ingredients & Nutrition

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: Serving Size 1/3 cup dry wheat couscous (54 g)(1 cup prepared)
Servings Per Container: about 4 (dry)
Amount Per Serving   As Packaged   As Prepared
Calories   180   190
Calories from Fat   15   25
% Daily Value **
Total Fat 1.5g   2%   4%
Saturated Fat 0g   0%   0%
Trans Fat 0g    
Cholesterol 0mg   0%   0%
Sodium 0mg   0%   0%
Total Carbs 37g   12%   12%
Dietary Fiber 3g   12%   12%
Sugars 1g     12%
Protein 7g     12%
Vitamin A   0%   0%
Vitamin C   0%   0%
Calcium   0%   0%
Iron   2%   2%

Preparation Instructions

Range Top Directions
(about 1 cup cooked)
  1   2   About 4
Couscous, uncooked   1/3 cup   2/3 cup   1 box
Water, Broth, or Juice   1/3 cup   3/4 cup   1 1/2 cups
Salt (Optional)   pinch   1/4 tsp   1/2 tsp
Olive Oil or Butter   1 tsp   2 tsp   1 Tbsp
Preparation Directions
  1. In medium saucepan, bring water, salt (optional) and olive oil or butter to just a boil.
  2. Stir in couscous; cover.
  3. Remove from heat; let stand 5minutes.
  4. Fluff couscous lightly with fork before serving.
Microwave Directions
  1. In round 2-quart microwaveable glass casserole, combine water and salt (optional).
  2. Microwave at HIGH until boiling, about 1-2 minutes for 1 serving, 4-5 minutes for 2 servings, or 6-7 minutes for the entire box.*
  3. Add couscous and olive oil or butter; stir. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff couscous lightly with fork before serving.
* Microwave ovens may vary. Adjust times as needed.
Alternate Directions
Plain Wheat Couscous is low in fat as prepared following package directions.
High Altitude Preparation
At high altitudes, prepare entire box as directed above except increase water to 2 cups.
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