Earthy saffron is lifted by peppery green onions in this quick side dish. Serve with the halibut to soak up the tasty juices.
2 1/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped green onion tops
How to Make It
Bring broth to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add saffron, stirring to dissolve. Cover and keep warm.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add couscous; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth mixture, hot sauce, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; stir in onions.