Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 5 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

iris5555 January 30, 2010

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 Recipe #102572 this was a wonderful and healthier side dish! Thanks for posting!

SusieQusie January 25, 2008

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.

ladypit January 25, 2008

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