Couscous is made from semolina Flour, which is the roughly milled endosperms of durum wheat. The Semolina is moistened with water and rolled until little balls are formed. Couscous is very versatile and is used in place of rice, as a side salad, added to soups, mixed with sautéed vegetables, and as a breakfast cereal. Couscous originated in Northern Africa. Couscous has recently captured the imagination and attention of many Americans. Serve couscous with marinated, broiled vegetables, flavor with garlic and onion as a side dish to meats and poultry. Cooked chilled couscous makes a super salad ingredient. Use a bed of couscous instead of rice with curries or stir fry meals. Combine with harrisa Sauce for a spicy side dish.