How To Make Israeli Couscous

Israeli couscous a.k.a Ptitim, is an Israeli toasted pasta shaped like rice or little balls. Originally it was created by a leading Israeli food company to over come Israel wheat shortage back in the 50’S. Many years has come since then and still the Ptitim are very popular in Israel mostly among children.

So how you do make them? Pretty simply, I used  Osem Israeli Couscous (Ptitim), which is the most popular brand in Israel as well.

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What you’ll need (serve 2 as a side dish)

  • 1 cup of Ptitim
  • 1 large onion
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 table spoons of Osem Onion Soup

How to Make

  1. Chop the onions and fry them till golden with 3 tablespoons of quality olive oil
  2. Once the onions are golden, add the Ptitim and fry them for about 2-3 minutes
  3. Add boiling water to cover the Ptitim, add the onion soup powder along with some salt and paper.
  4. Cook the Ptitim on a low flame, make sure to sterve them all the time so they won’t stick to the pot and that’s pretty much it.

The Ptitim goes very well as a side dish and kids just love them. Enjoy!


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