Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast and chop cashews or pistachios.
  2. Melt 1/4 c butter in medium saucepan over low heat.
  3. Add spices and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add stock and currants.
  5. Can be prepared 4 hours ahead, bring to boil.
  6. Mix in couscous and 2 tbsps.
  7. butter.
  8. Cover and remove from heat.
  9. Let stand 5 minutes.
  10. Fluff with fork; season with salt.
  11. Transfer couscous to bowl, add nuts and toss well.


Most Helpful

WOW!! Dancer^ we really did enjoy this. I love couscous and an making believers out of my husband and family. I used cashews and toasted them as you suggested. The spices and currants really make this so yummy. I served this with pork roast and it made a great side dish. I could eat this as my main course I liked it so much. Thanks.

FruitLoop October 02, 2002

This was delicious. I didn't have any currants, so used raisins instead. It was very easy to make.

Christine Farrar December 29, 2002

This was super! Just the right amount of spices. I used toasted cashews. I have always added toasted pinenuts to my couscous dishes, but I really liked the cashews, sweet and salty. I didn't have currants, so I used 1/4c dark raisins and 1/4c Craisins (sweetened dried cranberries). The craisins added a nice color to the dish. I served this with a brown sugar/soy base glazed, grilled swordfish and lightly sauteed zucchini, tomatoes and onions. A colorful presentation. DH said to put this meal on the "Company" list. Thanks Dancer^.

Ronamay May 13, 2003

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