Herbed Couscous Pilaf
I adapted this herbed couscous pilaf recipe that I found in the October 2010 issue of Cooking Light which was healthy, flavorful, and delicious. This recipe is extremely quick and simple to make – which is perfect for a busy weeknight. I served this couscous with chicken and roasted veggies for a delicious and healthy meal. We all, kids included, loved this couscous pilaf.
How to Make Herbed Couscous Pilaf
Heat the garlic olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced shallot and cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes. Add the couscous and cook stirring often for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes.
Add the fresh parsley and chives then fluff with a fork. Taste and add more seasonings if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
- 1 tsp garlic olive oil
- 1 shallot minced
- ½ cup of whole wheat couscous
- ½ cup + 1 tbsp chicken broth
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
- Heat the garlic olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced shallot and cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the couscous and cook stirring often for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; bring to a boil.
- Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Add the fresh parsley and chives then fluff with a fork. Taste and add more seasonings if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
Wow looks really great …will try it for a dinner with some friends… sure they will like it !!!
Loving the quick and healthiness of this meal! Btw, your utensil is absolutely adorable.
Couscous is so quick and delicious, and I don’t know why I don’t make it more often! This looks so good, Pam. I love that you used whole wheat couscous. I need to make a trip to TJ’s to purchase some to make this recipe!
I love how fast couscous comes together! Perfect side dish, or I have tossed in leftover bits of chicken for a main dish. A light lemon and olive oil dressing, and it is the perfect summertime meal!
You just reminded me that I need to pick up couscous this weekend!! Thank you 🙂 This dish sounds lovely.. simple and delicious!
p.s… I made your Italian Goulash.. it was DA BOMB! I have it posted today on my blog 🙂
This sounds great. I’m looking forward to cooking again after Norm gets home next week.
Me encanta el couscous un plato perfecto y delicioso,abrazos hugs,hugs.
That looks delicious, and you’ve reminded me that we haven’t had couscous in a while. We all love it too!
It is a lovely recipe. I always try to keep couscous in the pantry. It cooks so quickly that it should be subtitled the workingwoman’s friend. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary
Love couscous and this pilaf is so full of flavors ! Such a healthy meal,perfect for my dinner
This looks so simple yet so delightful! Very nice dish for war weather.
Looks like a great side dish!
Look delicious I love cous cous! Pam
I love a good couscous pilaf…so easy to throw together and quick to cook! This sounds great!
Looks so good! We love couscous, yours looks delicious. I love a simple delicious recipe.
This sounds healthy and delicious. A great side dish!
Quick, healthy and tasty!
Great and this would go with so many main courses. Looks great Pam!
Can I substitute Quinoa? I bought quinoa at B.J.’s and I need to figure what dishes it can be added to?
I always replace couscous with quinoa!!!
Cup for cup Quinoa takes Longer to cook (15-20 mins) so just allow for that.
Also remember to rinse your quinoa thoroughly or else there will be a bitter taste!