This super-easy dish uses minced garlic and ginger to dress up ordinary couscous.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute garlic and ginger in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Pour chicken broth into garlic mixture and bring to a boil; remove from heat and stir in couscous. Cover the saucepan with a lid and let stand until broth is completely absorbed, 5 to 7 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 34.4g 11% DV; fat 1.6g 3% DV; cholesterol 1.7mg 1% DV; sodium 324.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2014
I thought this recipe was delicious and super simple! I did add some chopped turkey meat and leftover veggies from the fridge to make it a one pot meal. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/03/2015
I found it hard to detect the garlic and ginger flavors in the couscous even though I followed the recipe precisely. Sorry but I was not a fan and won't make this again. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2015
I found it hard to detect the garlic and ginger flavors in the couscous even though I followed the recipe precisely. Sorry but I was not a fan and won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2014
I thought this recipe was delicious and super simple! I did add some chopped turkey meat and leftover veggies from the fridge to make it a one pot meal. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2015
I didn't do ginger but added onion and mushrooms. I need a nice strong garlic flavor and what it called for wasn't enough. Definitely add more next time. Great base to do just about any flavors though. Next time I will try adding shaved Parmesan when serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2018
Excellent! I was hesitant to make at first because of other reviews but so glad I did. If the recipe only added "salt to taste" nobody could ever review this recipe as "bland". It is so packed with flavor and so simple! Do yourself a favor and try this recipe (with a little Himalayan salt)! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2018
This needs a bit more flavoring in order to get more stars. I recommend using vegetable broth instead of chicken and adding some onion or shallot to fill in the flavor. The cooking method was great and the texture of the couscous was perfect. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2019
This was great but of course I modified the recipe. I added about a half teaspoon of salt; doubled the garlic ginger and olive oil; then finally adding toasted pine nuts with the couscous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
The first time I tried this recipe I didn't have couscous on hand so I used jasmine rice instead. I just upped the chicken broth to 2 cups and cook time to 15-20 minutes and it was delicious! This has become my go-to side many nights a week (I love garlic and ginger!). Well done! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2015
Simple but a tiny bit bland. Added Soy-sauce to liven it up and was quite tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2019
This was the first time I ever had couscous and I was so pleasantly surprised. I can't eat garlic so I substituted the two cloves with 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. I didn't have fresh ginger so I used 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger. The flavor was present but not overpowering and went perfectly with the pork chops I made. I will definitely be making this again and again! Read More