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Herbed Browned Butter Couscous

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst


Makes 4 servings

Mix browned butter into couscous to add flavor to this simple side dish. 


  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked plain couscous
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Bring stock and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove pan from heat, and stir in couscous; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cover and keep warm.

    Cooking Couscous
  2. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Add butter, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to couscous; toss well to combine.