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Near East products are high quality and easy to prepare. Professional chefs and creative cooks everywhere trust Near East to come out perfect every time while bringing and air of simple sophistication to the table. With its interesting ingerdients, authentic flavors, and natural grains, Near East is the perfect companion to the meals you create.
Couscous (pronounced koose-koose) is made from tiny granules of pasta and is a staple in many cuisines around the world. Cooked and served like rice, couscous has been around for centuries. With its light and fluffy texture and ability to be combined with many delicious spices, couscous has grown in popularity in the US.
Near East Couscous cooks in 5 minutes and is as versatile as it is convenient. Whether you serve it as a side dish, as the package directs, or in main dishes, you will find that Near East Couscous is a creative, quick, and delicous companion to the meals you create.
Near East started in 1962 in Worcester, MA as a small, family-owned company started by George and Hannah Kalajian. Today, the Near East family of products includes more than 30 different flavors and varieties of rice pilafs, couscous, and other grain dishes, all with the same high-quality ingredients, care, and handling that Hannah put into the first pilaf. Our products offer you a variety of great tastes and authentic flavors from around the world with easy and convenient preparation. Near East uses only the best ingredients. Most Near East products are Certified Kosher. Our refreshing white box is a symbol of our dedication to simple, high-quality food.
We’ve combined the nutty flavor of toasted pine nuts with 100% semolina wheat couscous, onions, garlic, leeks and spices to create this delicious and versatile dish. Near East Toasted Pine Nut Couscous is Kosher Certified.
Flavor: Toasted Pine Nut | Size: 5.6 Ounce (Pack of 12)
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Contains wheat, pine nuts and soy ingredients.
Couscous (Precooked Semolina), Toasted Pine Nuts, Autolyzed Yeast Extract (Dried), Salt, Onions (Dried), Garlic (Dried), Leeks (Dried), Olive Oil, Natural Flavors, Mushrooms (Dried), Soy Protein, Spices, Tocopherols For Freshness.
Range Top: 1. In medium saucepan, combine 1-1/4 cups water, 2 teaspoons olive oil or butter and contents of spice sack. 2. Bring to a boil; stir in couscous. 3. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. 4. Fluff couscous lightly with fork before serving. Makes 3 cups. Microwave: 1. In round 2-quart microwaveable glass casserole, combine 1-1/4 cups water, 2 teaspoons olive oil or butter and contents of spice sack. 2. Cover microwave at High 5 to 6 minutes or until boiling. (Microwave ovens may vary, adjust times as needed). 3. Stir in couscous; cover. Let stand 5 minutes. 4. Fluff couscous lightly with fork before serving. Low Fat: Follow package directions, except omit olive oil or butter. High Altitude Preparation: At high altitudes, increase water to 1 1/3 cup and stand time to 7 minutes.
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