Saffron-Scented Couscous With Pine Nuts

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Queen Dana

Published in Bon Appetit April 2009.

Top Review by ImPat

This was so good, I scaled it back for 5/8th cup of couscous which was plenty for 3 of us as a side. All liquid only took about 6 to 7 minutes to absorb and the colour was just fabulous (had the DM raving) though if you should want to add a litte sweetness add some sultanas or raisins (pre=-soaked) I think would be good. Thank you Queen Dana, made for ZAAR Chef Alphabet Soup Tag Game..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. bring broth, 2 tablespoons butter, saffron, and 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt to boil in heavy large saucepan, stirring to melt butter.
  2. Remove from heat. Mix in couscous. Cover and let stand until all liquid is absorbed and couscous is tender, about 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with fork. Mix in remaining 1 tablespoon butter and half of green onions and nuts. Seanson to taste with salt and pepper. Mound in bowl. Sprinkle with remaining green onions and nuts.

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