Herbed Couscous


by Oct 16th, 2010 // Lunch, Recipes

Herbed Couscous

Herbed Couscous

This little side dish doesn’t look like anything special, but I promise both your family and your guests will love it. It’s incredibly easy to cook and makes an excellent compliment to fish, chicken or meat.

Herbed Couscous

Now that we’ve added a nozzle to the jar of olive oil, my kid just loves to drizzle it into the pan before we light the flame.

Herbed Couscous

Look at how hard he is concentrating on squeezing that lemon. It was well worth it… the lemon is the perfect finishing touch to the dish. Now for the recipe…

Herbed Couscous Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 15 mins

1 1/2 cups dry cous cous
2 3/4 cups water
2 vegetable broth packets
1 leek chopped small
1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (we used: flat leaf parsley, Greek oregano, dill and basil)
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 to 2 tablespoons of butter
salt and fresh ground pepper

In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add broth and stir. Add couscous, cover and remove from heat and allow to sit for about 5 minutes until water is absorbed. When done, fluff with fork. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium low heat. Cook the leeks until soft and then transfer all the couscous into the pan with the leeks. Turn the heat down to low, add butter, herbs and lemon. Stir to combine and continue to stir to warm through. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Herbed Couscous

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10 Comments on “Herbed Couscous”

  1. 1.) KJ@letsgoflyakite
    October 16th, 2010

    My kids love couscous, it's sometimes me (guilty!) who gets tired of it. This blend looks like it will take everything notch – thank you!! love the photo with the lemon juicer.

    As for advice, this may sound weird, but I save used disposable coffee cups and keep a stash under my sink. They are great to pour run off oil (from for example a high heat roast chicken) for easy discard into the compost.

    Always love to see what you are cooking!

  2. 2.) Karen
    October 16th, 2010

    My advice: To take food stains off your fingers, cut a potato and rub it on the stain.

  3. 3.) Sandy a la Mode
    October 17th, 2010

    i LOVE the texture and taste of couscous! and this recipe looks great!! thanks for sharing!

  4. 4.) Rachel Garcia
    October 17th, 2010

    Advice: Don't clean the kitchen after a dinner party until the guests have left. They'll stay dirty until you can get to them.

  5. 5.) Mariela
    October 17th, 2010

    Clean as you go unless you have a maid ! =}

  6. 6.) Bridgit
    October 18th, 2010

    Advice: Don't share all of your recipes! Some are that much more special when the ingredients and method remain a secret.

  7. 7.) Stevee
    October 18th, 2010

    Yummy and healthy! Looks delicious!

  8. 8.) Kristen
    October 19th, 2010

    Yummy, looks tasty! I love me some couscous!

    Advice: To get the smell of garlic off of your fingers, rub them on your sink's faucet neck. The metal pulls out the smell!

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  10. 10.) Misty sedehi
    October 20th, 2010

    Advice: Keep a couple of "go to" recipes on hand with the ingredients tucked away in your pantry.

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