Andy Makes Complicated Couscous (That's Worth the Effort) | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 28 July 2017
  • Throw out the instant couscous and learn how to make it the traditional way with senior food editor Andy Baraghani. Couscous is a staple dish in Northern Africa, and it takes a lot of love and patience to make it the right way. Spiced broth and brown butter pull together this fluffy couscous that can stand alone or be part of a salad or dish.

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Comments • 535

  • Marya B
    Marya B  1 days back

    I'm algerian and my mom steams couscous twice because storebough cous cous is already par-cooked

    • Hedera Helix
      Hedera Helix  4 days back

      Such a shame they didn't make Chris taste the finished couscous. I'm sure it would have won him over. Well done, Andy!

      • Gustavo Conti
        Gustavo Conti  6 days back

        I was kinda bummed to not see anyone tasting it

        • Raafee Khan
          Raafee Khan  1 weeks back

          Not worth it. Lol

          • Only Study
            Only Study  1 weeks back

            This guy is doing very great job ✔✔ that is the real couscous 🇩🇿🇩🇿

            • Ruchita Sakhare
              Ruchita Sakhare  2 weeks back

              Chris Morocco was a thicc boi

              • daniela guzman
                daniela guzman  2 weeks back

                You guys should try a keto recipe

                • oso Panda
                  oso Panda  2 weeks back

                  thank god I knew andy made this couscous, im making couscous today in culinary college & I was looking at the recipe like "ive seen these long processes before" thank u andy for preparing me for the chaos in class today lol

                  • Daniel Peterson
                    Daniel Peterson  3 weeks back

                    I’ve made this both the way you showed and also cooking it with a Japanese electric rice cooker then tossing with the brown butter once it’s in the serving dish. Rice cooker method is the way to go. Better taste, softer texture, shorter time.

                    • Maison David
                      Maison David  4 weeks back

                      Never seen anything steamed without a lid

                      • JT Jang
                        JT Jang  4 weeks back

                        So extra. Love it.

                        • Mout M.
                          Mout M.  1 months back

                          I just want to pinch his cheeks and give him a hug.

                          • emberchord
                            emberchord  1 months back

                            This technique didn’t work for me at all unfortunately. It clumpier with each steaming 😰

                            • kalex888
                              kalex888  1 months back

                              Yeah.....this is why Italians eat pasta.

                              • TheMadmanWithAPen
                                TheMadmanWithAPen  2 months back

                                If they think two steams is ridiculous wait until they see some old Moroccan lady making it from semolina flour by flicking little droplets of water on it

                                • CANDIDVOICE 4Humanity
                                  CANDIDVOICE 4Humanity  2 months back

                                  Do I need to be gay to be a hair stylist and or a chef ?

                                  • dobbsiancant
                                    dobbsiancant  2 months back

                                    yes andy.i'm never going to make that

                                    • Ryan Long
                                      Ryan Long  2 months back

                                      Did the spices in the beginning steep long enough?

                                      • Pe Pe
                                        Pe Pe  2 months back

                                        how is he so cute

                                        • Jeffery Chan
                                          Jeffery Chan  2 months back

                                          steam and fluff, steam and fluff...
                                          i'm thinking dirty thoughts now... LOLOL

                                          • Fine Ok
                                            Fine Ok  2 months back

                                            omg Andy had quite a glow up - he bulked up al to over the past two years

                                            • Pablo Mora Rojas
                                              Pablo Mora Rojas  2 months back

                                              I get a "tingly sensation" just by looking at Andy.

                                              • Eric M
                                                Eric M  2 months back

                                                OML Chris has lost so much weight

                                                • Kathryn Grady
                                                  Kathryn Grady  3 months back

                                                  This is the episode that made me want to get back into the kitchen to really create something. Not just reheat things. I adore you, Andy.

                                                  • James Dooling
                                                    James Dooling  3 months back

                                                    Clara-style couscous?

                                                    • W M
                                                      W M  3 months back

                                                      Nobody is going to make this.

                                                      • Caitlin Price
                                                        Caitlin Price  3 months back

                                                        Andy andy andy. Let me teach you how to make REAL couscous. My husband is from Morocco and I learned how to make couscous from his mom. Lol

                                                        • Luckylovebae
                                                          Luckylovebae  4 months back

                                                          Over cooked AF

                                                          • Leah Howard
                                                            Leah Howard  4 months back

                                                            Andy always talks like he’s head over heels in love with the food he’s making

                                                            • ZED7 GFX
                                                              ZED7 GFX  4 months back


                                                              • Samira Aboutaleb
                                                                Samira Aboutaleb  4 months back

                                                                Steaming couscous makes all the diffrence ! Thanks andy for doing it the right way

                                                                • CaitieMae618
                                                                  CaitieMae618  4 months back

                                                                  andy got so swole in the past 2 years

                                                                  • Liss Belfort
                                                                    Liss Belfort  5 months back

                                                                    funny how different it is from the brazilian couscous! love learning these cultural differences, also it definitely looks delicious!

                                                                    • DeRien8
                                                                      DeRien8  5 months back

                                                                      Aw, I thought he was going to make it from scratch

                                                                      • Pepper Swan
                                                                        Pepper Swan  5 months back

                                                                        I just can't get over how Americans pronounce couscous

                                                                        • Mars Lamperouge
                                                                          Mars Lamperouge  5 months back

                                                                          I NEED to sit on his face. Where do I apply?

                                                                          • Caroline
                                                                            Caroline  5 months back

                                                                            This is the enthusiasm I had when first trying couscous. SO GOOD

                                                                            • Rae Peronneau
                                                                              Rae Peronneau  5 months back

                                                                              Oh, this must be beyond delicious! Would this be considered Persian Couscous? I’ve moved to Denver from LA and one of the the few things that I miss is Persian food.

                                                                              • nina loli
                                                                                nina loli  2 months back

                                                                                No , couscous is not a persian dish it's a North african dish , the recipe he uses here is a toned down one as oposed to the original one he put together himself 🙂

                                                                            • Laura Faria
                                                                              Laura Faria  5 months back

                                                                              Guys, why are you all addressing him as 'this guy'? Its Andy. The video is called Andy makes couscous
                                                                              Also question for Andy >>> why steam the couscous? and why do so repeatedly? is it just to maximize the fluffiness?

                                                                              • Chaouki Malek
                                                                                Chaouki Malek  6 months back

                                                                                NEVER EVER PRESS OR SPREAD COUSCOUS LIKE THAT ....with two hands seperate them to be grain by grain...

                                                                                • Martha Butterfly
                                                                                  Martha Butterfly  6 months back

                                                                                  This is how couscous is made the traditional way.

                                                                                  • Web M
                                                                                    Web M  6 months back

                                                                                    Pro tip: to make it E X T R A authentic, add some aged butter, which is commonly known as Smen M’leh

                                                                                    • Primož
                                                                                      Primož  6 months back

                                                                                      Heat doesn't help salt dissolve.

                                                                                      • shedevil50337
                                                                                        shedevil50337  6 months back

                                                                                        I love to see someone passionate about something, & this guy is certainly passionate about food. I'm new to the channel so I would love to see if he's like this with all food or the ones traditionally eaten by his ancestors.

                                                                                        It seems almost as if his ancestry hard-wired him to love his food. His favourite things are rubbing couscous to prevent clumps & levelling it out. It's almost like generations of his ancestors have imprinted something in his mind to make him love the home of his fathers. That's such an attractive trait in a man. 😀

                                                                                        • Dus M. K.
                                                                                          Dus M. K.  6 months back

                                                                                          I came to see how much You can complicate couscous

                                                                                          • azzmina
                                                                                            azzmina  6 months back

                                                                                            But how long do you steam it each time? Thank you btw I've been wanting to try to make some traditional couscous for a long time.

                                                                                            • i dunno
                                                                                              i dunno  6 months back

                                                                                              this is the only way i've ever had it, and my mom shortened it to only steaming it two times too haha! i had no clue people just boiled it like pasta and ate it like that because then it turns out so bad, if anyone hates couscous i can guarantee you it's because they never ate it the right way before

                                                                                              • Arash Fariman
                                                                                                Arash Fariman  6 months back

                                                                                                He washed his hands with couscous.. 🤢🤢🤢