Couscous With Pine Nuts (Barefoot Contessa)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I saw Ina Gartner, the Barefoot Contessa, preparing this dish during the "Friends of Friends" episode of her show.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the shallots and cook them over medium-low heat for 3 minutes, until translucent.
  2. Add the chicken stock, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Stir in the couscous, cover the pan, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the pine nuts, currants, and parsley and fluff with a fork to combine. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

I scaled this back for 2 serves and as the only side it filled 3 of us more than adequately. The only changes I made was to use olive oil instead of butter and use sultanas in place of the currants otherwise made to recipe and think using the chicken stock added a nice flavour instead of using water. Thank you NorthwestGal, made for All You Can Eat Buffet.

5 5

Wonderful! This is so simple, quick, easy and very tasty. Made as written using whole wheat couscous. The chicken stock really brings a lot of flavor to this side. DH like the little sweetness of the currants and I liked the crunch of the toasted pine nuts. Thanks so much for the post.