Can you reheat couscous?

Couscous is a healthy alternative to rice and it is cooked in minutes.

It comes in many different flavours and spices or even plain and this is how you can reheat it.

This is how to reheat couscous

Can you reheat couscous?

Couscous can easily overheat.

Once cooked, the couscous will keep well at room temperature for at least an hour outside.

Then it needs to be stored in the fridge and it should keep good for at least three days.

Couscous can be mixed with other ingredients such as vegetables and meat.

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Be careful that when you mix it with other ingredients, you should consider how long they take to go bad too.

Normally, leftover food should be good for three days in the fridge.

When it comes to meat such as chicken and fish, you should try to eat this as soon as possible.

So if you topped up your couscous with such foods, be sure to eat it up within two days.

What is the best way to reheat couscous?

There are two best ways how to reheat couscous and we will take you through both of them.

In a saucepan

  1. Place a pan over medium heat and drizzle it with oil and two tablespoons of water.
  2. Add the couscous.
  3. Stir the couscous until it absorbs all the water.
  4. Remove the couscous from the pan and fluff it with a fork.
  5. It is ready to eat!

In the microwave

  1. In a microwave-safe container add the couscous with three tablespoons of water.
  2. Heat it for one minute.
  3. Fork it and place it in the microwave again until steam starts coming out of it.
  4. Keep fluffing it with a fork every minute.
  5. Once it is fully heated, serve and enjoy!

How many times can you reheat couscous?

Couscous should only be reheated once.

As it is for other foods, it is not healthy to reheat food and then store it in the fridge again because it can grow bacteria which will give you food poisoning.

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We understand that you might have a good amount of couscous though, so to make sure that none of it is wasted, heat the portion that you will be having with your meal and store the rest of the couscous.

Couscous will remain good in the fridge for three to five days, so you can easily spread it with your meals across the week.


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