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    Saffron Couscous With Herbs

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    35 mins

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    30 mins

    Deantini's Note:

    This is a wonderful couscous that can stand alone or will compliment a Middle Eastern inspired main dish. You can use less oil if you prefer. UPDATE: Based on some of the reviews I have increased the stock from 2 cups to 2.5 cups and I have increased the servings to 8 instead of 6. The quantity of herbs should be somewhat according to how much you like and which kind of herbs (strong/mild flavour) you are adding.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place sesame seeds and pine nuts in small baking dish. Bake in preheated 400F oven until lightly golden, watching carefully so they don't burn, about 5 minutes. Or cook carefully on a skillet.
    2. 2
      In small skillet, on medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion. Cook, stirring, until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile in large saucepan, bring stock and saffron to boil over high heat. Remove from heat. Add couscous; stir. Cover; let stand 15 minutes. Fluff with fork.
    4. 4
      Toss with oil, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Add sesame seeds, pine nuts, onions, raisins and herbs. Toss gently. Season with salt and pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 14, 2013

      55

      This is a delicious couscous with lots on interesting flavors. I halved it and that worked fine. Just watch the spice, I used cayenne and just one shake is powerful!!

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    • on July 29, 2012

      55

      I made this for 2 using whole wheat couscous. It was by the recipe except that I used a bit less of the amount of herbs (and wonder of wonders I had all the fresh herbs ask for!!). This a a lovely couscous and would be a great side for almost any protein, I'm thinking of some fish at this moment. Would certainly make again. Tonight it was paired with: Madeira Chicken With Figs. YUM!

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    • on July 27, 2012

      45

      I love couscous. This was really good and I really liked the little bit of sweetness the golden raisins gave the dish. Made for ZWT 8 for The Fearless.

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    Nutritional Facts for Saffron Couscous With Herbs

    Serving Size: 1 (151 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 308.6
     
    Calories from Fat 108
    34%
    Total Fat 12.0 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 6.0 mg
    2%
    Sodium 125.7 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 42.1 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    12%
    Sugars 4.5 g
    18%
    Protein 8.4 g
    16%

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    mixed herbs

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