Couscous with Shrimp and Red Bell Pepper Recipe

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a delicious and flavorful couscous dish. This couscous with shrimp and red bell pepper recipe is a perfect blend of Mediterranean flavors that will transport you to the sunny shores of Morocco. 

With the added twist of RiceSelect Pearl Couscous, this dish takes on a delightful texture and taste. So, let’s dive in and discover the secrets of preparing this mouthwatering dish!


To make this scrumptious couscous with shrimp and red bell pepper, you’ll need the following ingredients:

1 cup RiceSelect Pearl Couscous

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh parsley for garnish


Step 1

Cook the RiceSelect Pearl Couscous according to the package instructions. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until they turn translucent and fragrant.

Step 3

Add the red bell pepper slices to the skillet and cook for another 2-3 minutes until they become slightly tender.

Step 4

Season the shrimp with paprika, cumin, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook until they turn pink and opaque, approximately 3-4 minutes per side.

Step 5

Once the shrimp are cooked, add the cooked couscous to the skillet and gently mix everything together, ensuring that the flavors are well combined.

Step 6

Remove the skillet from the heat and garnish with fresh parsley for an extra burst of freshness.

Step 7

Serve the couscous with shrimp and red bell pepper hot, and enjoy the delightful medley of flavors!

RiceSelect Pearl Couscous  The Perfect Ingredient

To elevate the taste and texture of this couscous dish, we recommend using RiceSelect Pearl Couscous. This premium couscous is made from the finest durum wheat semolina, providing a delicate and chewy texture that adds a delightful mouthfeel to your dish. RiceSelect Pearl 

Couscous is also known for its ability to absorb flavors, allowing the spices and seasonings to infuse into each pearl, making every bite a burst of taste.

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Nutritional Benefits of this Recipe

Protein-packed Shrimp

Shrimp is a fantastic source of lean protein, which plays a crucial role in muscle development and repair. With approximately 25 grams of protein per serving, this recipe helps meet your daily protein needs while keeping you feeling satisfied.

Vitamins and Antioxidants from Red Bell Pepper 

The vibrant red bell pepper used in this recipe adds a burst of color and a wealth of nutrients. Bell peppers are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, which support immune function, promote healthy skin, and act as powerful antioxidants to protect the body against harmful free radicals.

Heart-Healthy Ingredients 

This recipe includes olive oil, which is renowned for its heart-healthy properties. The monounsaturated fats present in olive oil help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. 

Essential Minerals

Both shrimp and red bell pepper contain essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, and potassium. These minerals play vital roles in maintaining healthy blood circulation, supporting nerve function, and regulating electrolyte balance in the body.

Secrets of Preparation

The secret to creating the perfect couscous with shrimp and red bell pepper lies in the proper preparation. Here are a few tips to ensure your dish turns out beautifully:

  • Cook the couscous al dente to maintain its texture and prevent it from becoming mushy.
  • Season the shrimp generously with spices to infuse them with flavor.
  • Sauté the onion and garlic until they are fragrant to enhance the overall taste of the dish.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley to add a touch of brightness and freshness.
  • Following these secrets will take your couscous dish to a whole new level of culinary excellence!


While this couscous with shrimp and red bell pepper recipe is delicious on its own, you can enhance your dining experience by serving it with some delectable accompaniments. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Greek yogurt: A dollop of creamy Greek yogurt adds a cool and tangy element to the dish.
  • Lemon wedges: Squeeze a fresh lemon wedge over the couscous to add a zesty twist.
  • Grilled vegetables: Serve the couscous alongside a medley of grilled vegetables for a satisfying and wholesome meal.
  • Crusty bread: Pair the dish with some crusty bread to soak up the flavorful juices.

These accompaniments will complement the flavors of the couscous and create a well-rounded dining experience.

Variations of this Recipe

Spice it up: For those who enjoy a little heat, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the seasoning mix. This will give the dish a spicy kick and elevate the flavor profile.

Herb Infusion: Experiment with different herbs to enhance the taste of the couscous. Fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or mint can add a burst of freshness and aromatic notes to the dish. Chop the herbs finely and sprinkle them over the couscous before serving.

Citrus Twist: Give the recipe a tangy twist by incorporating citrus flavors. Squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over the couscous before serving to add a refreshing zing that complements the other ingredients.

Proper Storage

If you have any leftovers, it’s important to store them properly to maintain their freshness. Place the couscous with shrimp and red bell pepper in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days. When reheating, add a splash of water or broth to prevent the dish from drying out.

Now that you have the recipe for couscous with shrimp and red bell pepper, it’s time to unleash your culinary skills and treat yourself to a delightful meal. Don’t forget to order RiceSelect Pearl Couscous  to add that extra touch of excellence to your dish. Prepare, savor, and relish the flavors of the Mediterranean with this mouthwatering recipe!


Written by Phillipa

I am a mother to two gorgeous twin girls and wife to a wonderful man who serves our country. I love to cook and am fortunate enough to be able to dedicate my life to my art. A healthy lifestyle is the best lifestyle and I can show you how.