- Pasta and couscous Delicious grain, looks like giant couscous but so much better! Daphne (02/12/2015) This has been one of the best additions to my pantry in 2015! Love the size, texture and how it carries flavour. And it's so versatile! You cook it for 10 minutes like rice (it doesn't overcook!) and you can add it to salad or stew or soup. My new favourite grain! There's no going back to conventional couscous.