Spiced Almond Couscous

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 15m

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup quick-cooking couscous
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, parsley or cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


In a saucepan over high heat, bring the chicken broth or water and the butter to a boil. Stir in the couscous and cover the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

Transfer the couscous to a bowl. Using a fork, fluff the couscous lightly. Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a fork to mix.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 5388

nutrition information per serving

252 calories; 6g total fat; 8mg cholesterol; 298mg sodium; 42g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 7g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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