Couscous is a quick alternative to rice, and this recipe couldn't be easier. Parmesan cheese and lemon juice add just the right flavor to this versatile side dish.
2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter
1 (10-ounce) package plain, uncooked couscous
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
How to Make It
Bring 2 cups chicken broth and 1 tablespoon butter to a boil. Stir in 1 (10-ounce) package plain, uncooked couscous; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper. Fluff with a fork, and serve immediately.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used DiGiorno Grated Parmesan Cheese.
I'm literally sour mouthed after eating this. 1 tbsp lemon juice? Makes me a little sick. I made it again not using lemon at all, tasted better. This is still very good with pearl couscous. I recommend 1 tsp of lemon if you're using it at all.
Loved this recipe. We used French couscous and increase the amount to 12 oz, homemade bone broth, and doubled the cheese and lemon juice. We paired it with a slightly spicy tomato-saffron cod recipe, and it was delicious. The lemon gave the couscous and cheese a nice sharpness that worked so well with the tomato and white wine based sauce for the fish. Will definitely try pairing it with other recipes. Love, love, love this quick and simple recipe.
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