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Caramelizing the onions is what brings out extra flavor to this dish --- adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to suit heat level, make certain that the chicken broth is *hot* before adding to the recipe :)
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- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons olive oil or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 medium onions, finely chopped (or use 2 large onion)
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (optional)
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 3 teaspoons turmeric
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 -2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cups couscous
- 6 cups hot low sodium chicken broth
- 3/4 cup currants
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- seasoning salt (to taste) or white salt (to taste)
- 1Bring the broth to a boil; cover with a lid to keep hot; set aside.
- 2In a large skillet melt the butter with oil over medium-high heat.
- 3Add in chopped onions with 1 teaspoon brown sugar; sauté stirring until light golden brown (about 15 minutes).
- 4Add in the garlic, cayenne, turmeric, cumin and ground black pepper; stir for 2 minutes.
- 5Add in couscous and stir until coated with the onion mixture.
- 6Mix in the hot broth and currants; cover with a lid.
- 7Remove from heat and let stand for about 10-15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
- 8Fluff with a fork then mix in the almonds, then season with salt and more ground black pepper if desired.
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Nutritional Facts for Golden Couscous
Serving Size: 1 (320 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 457.0
- Calories from Fat 130
- Total Fat 14.5 g
- Saturated Fat 4.1 g
- Cholesterol 11.4 mg
- Sodium 102.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 69.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
- Sugars 11.9 g
- Protein 14.5 g