In this video, you’ll see how to make a simple and delicious side dish that combines tasty elements of mac and cheese, couscous, and risotto! For this recipe, you’ll want to use Israeli couscous, which is large-grained—though, actually, it’s not a grain at all, it’s a little pasta. You’ll see how to prepare the couscous with chicken stock and chopped pimentos. Just a little cream adds wonderful richness. (And because this is a Chef John recipe, there will be a pinch of cayenne pepper!) Then it’s simply a matter of making it cheesy delicious! Because you only use about 3 ounces of cheese, this recipe isn’t overloaded with fat and calories. Give it a try! Get the recipe for Chef John's Israeli Couscous and Cheese. You will love the taste and texture of this side dish.