Easy Israeli Couscous with Parmesan is a one-pot wonder meal. Few ingredients with mind-blowing taste!
I am all about easy recipes. Easy AND delicious. Especially when my/our schedules are NUTS which they are totally nuts right now. So I have currently been OBSESSED (is capitalizing 3 words in a paragraph excessive?? nahhhh) with this Easy Israeli Couscous with Parmesan recently.
Do you remember my Cheesy Pepper Pasta recipe from back in the fall? AKA Cacio e Pepe. If you have never had Cacio e Pepe you are missing out in life. It is pretty much a grown-up and fancy version of Alfredo.
4 Ingredients, 10 minutes and you have a pasta meal that is both sinful and heavenly all in one bite.
Well if you remember that recipe, although minimal ingredients and "easy", the parmesan at times can give you fits. There is this perfect balance of pasta water, heat and cheese to make sure the parm melts (which it is not really a melty cheese) perfectly into a sauce and doesn't clump.
Which I have made it clump my fair share of times, and although it's still delicious, it leaves something to be desired in the looks department.
Well lets just skip all that! How this insanely delicious couscous dish!
Easy Israeli Couscous with Parmesan is
- Start by boiling your water in a saucepan and add a pinch of salt. Once boiling, add in your couscous.
2. Cover and cook for about 8 minutes. You want it to be al dente and almost done. There should still be just a tiny bit of water not absorbed in the pot. That is the perfect time to turn off the stove and remove from the heat.
3. Add in 1 tablespoon of butter and let it melt while you add a generous amount of freshly cracked black pepper. Not ground pepper, it needs to be freshly cracked. And be generous.
4. Stir until the butter is melted and then add in your parmesan and stir until combined. It melts into this luscious creamy cheesy pepper couscous dish that you want to dive headfirst in!
5. Add more salt if needed and enjoy immediately! Top with fresh parsley or chives for some added color and freshness.
This works perfectly as a side dish served alongside Parmesan Chicken and asparagus or pair it with a salad like Summer Blueberry Kale Salad. Or just eat alone as a meal with some salmon, shrimp, or chicken on the side. Really you can't go wrong with whichever way.
Just promise me to stop and breathe while you eat - it is extremely easy to just inhale it all in 2.5 seconds 😉
So say hello to your new BFF. Easy Israeli Couscous with Parmesan is a