Red Wine Couscous

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by periwinklejenn

Here is an easy, quick way to add flavor to plain couscous. The red wine gives the couscous a pretty, reddish-purple color, but feel free to use white wine if you prefer it.

Top Review by FLKeysJen

This has great didn't get the color of Recipe #230872 but I loved the taste of the capers. Step #4 should be modified: after the mixture comes to a boil, leave it on a gentle boil for 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine garlic and olive oil in small saucepan with tight-fitting lid. Add red pepper flakes if desired. Cook briefly over medium heat, until garlic becomes fragrant.
  2. Add couscous to pan. Saute over medium heat until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add capers, red wine, and water. Season with salt and pepper to paste.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover and remove from heat; let stand 4-5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

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