Quick Parmesan Couscous

Quick Parmesan Couscous Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
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.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes


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


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.