Recipe By Janis P.
Published Jun 8th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional 10m Ready In 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 269

This recipe is a perfect accompaniment to lamb chops or any grilled seafood. It’s light and refreshing and very easy to make!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups couscous
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Pour couscous into a bowl. Mix chicken stock, curry powder, salt, pepper, olive oil, and raisins in a saucepan and bring to a boil; remove from heat. Pour the boiling liquid over the couscous. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. Top with cilantro and almonds.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 269
  • Carbohydrate 39.4 g
  • Cholesterol 0.4 mg
  • Fat 9.8 g
  • Fiber 3.6 g
  • Protein 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.1 g
  • Sodium 1130.9 mg
  • Sugar 9 g


  1. Wonderful side dish! Very easy to prepar and it's a nice change from potatoes or rice. I did cut back on the salt a bit and left out the cilantro as my husband isn't a huge fan. Overall very tasty!
  2. I liked this but it had mixed reviews from my family. I think next time I would use low sodium broth and leave out the salt...I only used 1/2 tsp and it was too much.
  3. Very delicious. Even my fiance--who hates Indian--ate it. He was skeptical about the raisins I put in but it is a nice addition to the flavor. I add garbanzo beans and peas to bulk it up. Add whatever you want to it:)
  4. This was the easiest most delicious side I have ever made! I felt like I was eating at an Indian restaurant! I mixed chicken in the couscous with some peas it was amazing. I really like this dish too because like at the restaurant you can make it as mild or as spicy as you - Read more ...
  5. Tasty! I added cooked chicken cranberries and green onion.
  6. This recipe deserves more than five stars for absolute brilliance--I would've never thought to put curry in couscous! My family was very skeptical as I was making this but we ended up with no leftovers. As per other reviewers, I added some fresh garlic, cumin, and a bag of frozen veggies. Will be making again - Read more ...
  7. This is my first time cooking couscous, I never bother before because I really thought it was difficult, hehehe, silly me. But this was easy!!!! and it was really good, besides the cilantro and almonds at the end I also added some chopped green onions and chopped pecans, my boyfriend loved it, I'll be making - Read more ...
  8. This is a second review - OK - made this again and even better! For a double recipe I took 12 wings and browned them on both sides. Add a chopped onion bell pepper carrots - saute till tender. Mix 2T curry 1t turmeric 1t cumin 1t garlic 1t onion powder 1t oregano 1/2t red - Read more ...
  9. this is a simple, delicious recipe. However, if you have salt in your chicken broth already, i would not add any more salt at all. With the 2tsp of salt PLUS the salt in my chicken broth, the dish was much too salty. I will not add the 2tsp of salt next time.
  10. This couscous has already become a weekly treat in our house! We use more curry and more raisins just because we love it that way. Made a triple batch of it for a graduation open house and had people just going nuts over it. Thank you thank you thank you!

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