HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY GLUTEN FREE CORNMEAL COUSCOUS THE EASY WAY
|1 cup cornmeal for polenta or grits ((works with both fine and coarse ones))|
|2-3 tablespoons olive oil|
|1 scant teaspoon fine sea salt|
|1.5 cups water|
- When cooking on the stove top:
- Method when cooking in microwave:
Are there gluten-free couscous alternatives?
Thankfully there are gluten-free grain products available that have a similar taste and texture to couscous. Couscous alternatives such as millet, fonio, and quinoa can be used in dishes that call for couscous, and you may be unable to tell the difference. What Is Couscous?
Can you substitute quinoa for couscous in a recipe?
Couscous has a very similar appearance to cooked quinoa. The cooking time and the amount of liquid the quinoa absorbs will be different so substitute in cooked quinoa at the cooked stage of the recipe. To cook your quinoa just boil it like pasta in a big pot of water.
Can I use rice instead of couscous?
If you want to enjoy traditional Middle Eastern or North African dishes that call for couscous, you can use rice instead. Here is a list of gluten-free grains which is a bit further in terms of texture and taste but still can be a good alternative if you have them on hand.
How do you make couscous?
Almost all couscous is prepared the same way. In a pot add some kind of fat, usually olive oil or butter, stir fry some onion, garlic, and spices, add the dried couscous, salt, and liquid.