Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Curried Couscous

We love funny rice (couscous) in this house. Our first experience with couscous was on the salad bar at Jason's Deli and we have never looked back. We have tried it many different ways and this lightly flavored curried couscous is one of our favorites. It is very easy to make and perfect for one of your first experiences with this grain.

1 and 1/2 cups couscous
3 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
handful of cilantro, chopped

Mix all of the ingredients, except the couscous and cilantro, in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Pour the boiling liquid over the couscous in a mixing bowl and immediately cover with plastic wrap. Allow the mixture to sit for about ten minutes. Fluff up the couscous with a fork. Top with the cilantro.

Some of my tips:
I know it sounds odd to top it with cilantro but it really makes the dish. It is good without the cilantro and amazing with it. It adds the perfect accent flavor.
This makes quite a bit of couscous. Couscous really fluffs up when you add the liquid.


Tanya said...

Great suggestion, would never have thought of curry flavouring for cous cous. I had a dog years ago and his favourite in the whole world food was cous cous!

Cranberry Morning said...

That sounds good! I just made a hot curry chicken salad. Here's another recipe where I could use my hot curry powder. :-)

Yenta Mary said...

Two of my favorite things - curry and couscous - all in one! Don't know why I've never thought to combine them before, but thank you for the nudge ... :)

becca said...

this sounds so good