Toasted Israeli Couscous with Pine Nuts and Parsley

Looking for a change in your couscous routine? Try this recipe
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Looking for a change in your everyday couscous recipe? Look no further than this one from Israel, which features pine nuts and parsley.

This recipe is courtesy of Epicurious.

766
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2/3 Cups pine nuts (about three-and-a-half ounces)
  • 2/3 Cups finely chopped shallots
  • 3 Cups (sixteen ounces) Israeli toasted couscous
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • 3 3/4 Cups canned low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup minced fresh Italian parsley

Directions

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add pine nuts and stir until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to small bowl.

Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in same pan over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté until golden, about 10 minutes. Add couscous, cinnamon stick, and 2 bay leaves, and stir until couscous browns slightly, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add broth and salt and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in parsley and pine nuts. Season with black pepper. Transfer to serving dish.

Couscous Shopping Tip

Look for whole wheat couscous for a healthier alternative.

Couscous Cooking Tip

For added flavor, heat cous cous in chicken stock or saute some carrot and onion in butter before adding water.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
49%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Protein
23g
46%
Carbs
99g
33%
Vitamin A
154µg
17%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.3%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.7%
Vitamin C
12mg
21%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
137µg
100%
Calcium
75mg
8%
Fiber
8g
32%
Folate (food)
52µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
52µg
13%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
119mg
30%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
41%
Phosphorus
415mg
59%
Polyunsaturated
9g
N/A
Potassium
656mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.4%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.4%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
19%

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