Couscous is a Berber traditional North African dish of semolina which is cooked by steaming.
It is traditional served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. It makes an excellent vegetarian meal or a rich accompaniment for meat, with beans or whatever you wish to add.
One cup of cooked couscous contains 200 calories, 12 percent of which is accounted for by protein, 87 percent is from starch and only 1 percent fats.
One cup of couscous gives 35 percent of your recommended daily requirement of nutritious fibers.
It also provides a range of vitamins from the vitamin B group along with the minerals needed for its efficient absorption into the body.