58 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 25
  • 5 Rating Star 23
  • 3 Rating Star 8
  • 2 Rating Star 2

My family loves couscous and this fruity variation is one of our favorites. This is also delicious with other dried fruit such as cranberries and apricots.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a 2 quart saucepan, combine chicken broth, water, dried cherries, butter, salt, and pepper. Cook over high heat until boiling.

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  • Stir in couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

243.16 calories; 9.05 g protein; 42.63 g carbohydrates; 4.03 g fat; 8.26 mg cholesterol; 419.8 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

07/24/2003
Very fast. We substituted Crazins (dehydrated cranberries)for the Cherries and everyone loved it.
(16)

Most helpful critical review

09/29/2005
This was very ok -- too bland for our taste. I omitted pepper b/c that just didn't seem complementary to the other flavors. Using chicken stock helped; water would have made it even more bland. I don't know what I'd do to add zip so I won't try this again. I'd recommend it only if you like bland food (my sister loves bland so I made this for her and even she didn't like it). Thanks anyway Stephanie Moon.
58 Ratings
  • 4 Rating Star 25
  • 5 Rating Star 23
  • 3 Rating Star 8
  • 2 Rating Star 2
03/28/2011
Easy and delicious! Actually it really doesn't get much easier than this... I just used a box of couscous and like others just added dried cranberries (to taste)which provide a really nice sweetness. This is great when you don't want to spend a lot of time on a side dish but want something that tastes good.
(44)
07/24/2003
Very fast. We substituted Crazins (dehydrated cranberries)for the Cherries and everyone loved it.
(16)
07/24/2003
This recipe was great! What a great combination of flavors. I used dried raisins that were cherry flavored like craisins and it turned out perfect! Most importantly it was so easy!
(14)
11/08/2003
Unless I really messed this recipe up I thought it tasted like really good cranberry muffins but not as sweet. Pleasent as part of a well planned menu.
(14)
02/18/2004
Like others I loved the cherries and other dried fruit (I included apricot). Still the couscous was lacking. I'd make this again but I would include curry allspice etc. to make the grains flavorful.
(12)
12/29/2003
This was the biggest hit ever! I tried it with dried cranberries (and I added a lot more than required).
(9)
09/10/2006
This is a favorite in my house. I cook some garlic in the butter first. I also use dried cranberries and toss in broken toasted pecans at the end. I caught my husband later after dinner standing at the fridge with the leftovers and a spoon! Even my young girls request this for dinner.
(8)
07/24/2003
This was great. The dried cheeries added a wonderful flavor. It is definitely a must try. It's so quick and easy.
(6)
03/05/2006
I thought this was delicious. And it is a plus that it is so easy and quick! To perk it up just a bit I sauteed about half of a small onion (chopped) until lightly browned in the butter in my saucepan before adding the broth and other ingredients. It was good.
(5)