Seasoned Couscous

Total Time
5mins
Prep
0 mins
Cook
5 mins

Recipe from Quick Cooking March/April 2003. Gives credit to Ruth Lee for submitting.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a sauce pan, combine first 8 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in couscous.
  3. Cover and let stand for 5 minues or until the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork.
Most Helpful

I didn't use whole wheat couscous as others did and perhaps should have as I was not fond of this. I found the basil overpowering.

4 5

As did other reviewers, I chose whole wheat couscous. Rather than water and bouillon, I used 2 cups of low sodium, fat-free chicken broth and omitted the butter. I often add sauteed veggies to couscous but never thought to add dried herbs to intensify the flavor. Served with Ole Crock Pot Chicken this was a wonderful and healthier side dish! Thanks for posting!

4 5

I had problems because I was using a larger couscous and it did not cook in the specified time. (That was definitely operator error and not the fault of the recipe!) But so I ended up eating this heated up later. I left off the butter. We felt it had decent flavor and was a nice basic side dish. Reheated it is not as flavorful as you would expect, but was still good.