Organic Spelt Cous Cous from Real Foods. Spelt is one of the oldest cultivated grains (an ancient cousin of wheat). It is high in fibre, has a higher protein and vitamin content than wheat, and although it contains gluten, spelt can be tolerated by some people with wheat sensitivity.
There's a range of ways to cook cous cous, you can simply add equal parts of water, cover and leave to stand for around 10 minutes before stirring with a fork to spearate the grains. Alternatively, some people suggest that you bring to the boil equal parts cous cous and water and simmer for 2 minutes. Add a little olive oil and continue cooking on a very low heat for another 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously. There a huge array of North African and Mediterranean recipes that use this versatile ingredient. It's very easy to use as an ingredient for salads. Simply add your favourite flavours to the cous cous as it soaks, try basil, seeds and pine nuts for an Italian inspired side-dish or try Lebanese recipes with lemon and apricots.