Savoury Couscous

"Simple cous cous perfect for side dish."
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat butter in sauce pan (which has a lid).
  • Add chopped onions, stir and allow to cook until soft.
  • Stir in crushed garlic.
  • Add couscous, stir.
  • Add chicken stock, stir and bring to boil.
  • Remove off heat, cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in coriander or parsley.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve as a side dish.

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Reviews

  1. Derrick P.
    If you follow the recommendations the recipe is really good. I reduced the broth by half, sauteed the onions and garlic and added then after the broth was boiling. Added toasted pine nuts. I didn't have any sultanas but I think they would be a great addition.
     
  2. Tahirah B.
    Way too much liquid for the one cup of couscous. I say use 1-1/2 cups of chicken stock and to bring the liquid to a boil before adding the couscous to prevent it from being gummy. The flavor was good, though.
     
  3. Linky
    Easy to make and very tasty! This went very well with salmon filets!
     
  4. Is it tasty
    My experience with most couscous dishes is that they are bland, and this one was no different. I used regular vegetable broth (not low sodium) instead of chicken stock because there were vegetarians at the table, the full 2 cloves of garlic and chopped cilantro/coriander. I suspect the onions lose some of their flavour sitting in the broth for 5 minutes. If there is a next time, I'd consider removing the onions and garlic from the pot before adding the broth, then stir them back in with the cilantro after the couscous has cooked.
     
  5. Stephanie S.
    I made this recipe last night to go with pork chops. We loved it. I used parsley since my cilantro isnt growiing yet but very good. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me.
     
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  1. Shamustoo
    2 Baked chicken breasts chopped and added to couscous.
     
  2. Is it tasty
    My experience with most couscous dishes is that they are bland, and this one was no different. I used regular vegetable broth (not low sodium) instead of chicken stock because there were vegetarians at the table, the full 2 cloves of garlic and chopped cilantro/coriander. I suspect the onions lose some of their flavour sitting in the broth for 5 minutes. If there is a next time, I'd consider removing the onions and garlic from the pot before adding the broth, then stir them back in with the cilantro after the couscous has cooked.
     
  3. Crafty Lady 13
    This was my first time making and eating couscous. I followed the recipe exactly as written (using the fresh parsley instead of the coriander) and was very pleased with the result. I really liked the chicken stock, garlic and onions in this dish. This recipe is very aptly named, it does make for a very savoury side dish. Recipenapped for the February 2012 Aus/NZ Swap.
     
  4. Chaim L
    Quick, simple, and REALLY tasty! I substituted fresh dill and sauted it with the onions and garlic before adding the couscous and stock. This is a keeper.
     

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