I have been surprised and delighted to discover that there is such a thing as gluten free couscous! Jason (Chucky) found it in our local small IGA supermarket (independent grocers association, I think) the other day along with lots of other weird and wonderful GF substitutes for everyday foods he always seems to miss out on. We can’t find it in the two major supermarket chains here in Albany, Australia which are Woolworths and Coles. They have gluten free stuff too but not this. I made some up last night to have with the GF chicken kievs Jason made for our tea. It was super yummy! It’s made out of maize flour and water and has a definite taste of corn, other than that it responds just like wheat based couscous and should go well in salads etc.
To make one serve,
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup GF couscous
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste
Heat the water in a saucepan till boiling. Add oil and salt.
Turn off heat source and pour in GF couscous whilst stirring.
Cover saucepan with lid and leave to absorb water for 5-6 minutes. When time is up, fluff the couscous up with a fork and mix in a tablespoon or to taste of butter.
I served this yummy couscous with the chicken kievs and it went well with the garlicky chive butter oozing from the chicken.
In a way, it’s probably a fluffy polenta but was texturally exactly the same as it’s non GF relative. Well worth a try 🙂