Cous Cous is typically made from semolina, a type of wheat flour. The flour is rolled into little balls, each around half the size of a grain of rice. Cous Cous is used in a similar manner to rice, but cooks much more quickly.
Whole Quinoa Grains - Gluten Free Cous-Cous Alternative Quinoa is not cous cous... however, whole quinoa makes an excellent gluten-free alternative to cous cous. (You could also use instead of rice, or add to soups and stews.)