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What is couscous? Despite popular belief, couscous is a pasta, not a grain.
It has a rice-like appearance but is actually made of semolina and wheat flour that is steamed. Couscous is a staple in North African cooking and several variations and recipes exist that infuse a host of ingredients. It is most popular in the Meghreb, a region of North Africa that includes Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Libya.
Fruit, vegetables, and meats are all used in couscous, making it an excellent main or side dish that can please just about any palette!