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

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

269 calories; 7.1 g protein; 39.4 g carbohydrates; 0.4 mg cholesterol; 1130.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2012
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. Read More
(8)
179 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2007
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. Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2008
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 soon. Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
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 pepper 1/2t allspice 1/2t cloves and mix into 2C hot water. Pour into skillet cover and simmer until chicken is done turning occasionally. Toss in raisins 2 cups water and 1 1/2C couscous. Cook until done!! WOW! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2008
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 this more often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2009
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:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2009
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 want by adding red pepper flakes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2008
Tasty! I added cooked chicken cranberries and green onion. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2012
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. Read More
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