Is couscous a legume?
Couscous is pasta. It originated in Africa, where semolina was crushed and steamed to obtain the tender granules called couscous. Both couscous and other forms of pasta, such as noodles, form an excellent part of a healthy diet. Couscous is more nutritious than pasta, see related links for more information.
NO- couscous is traditionally made from wheat- like Bulgar. Whenever you see the word couscous without a modifier you can be sure it is wheat based. However there is now at least one commercial 'rice couscous' from lundberg farms, and there are Internet recipes for making a couscous like preparation from rice. These are very recent and will always have special labeling.