Curried Couscous

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Although it resembles a grain, couscous is a semolina product that does not need cooking; rather, it is combined with boiling liquid, which it absorbs in a few minutes. It is light and fluffy, with a mild flavor. Curry gives it spice and character.

NotesMake-ahead note:

• Curried Couscous can be refrigerated up to 3 days.

Makes3 cups



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch


Taste and Texturebuttery, light, savory, spiced

Type of Dishdry pasta



  1. In a small saucepan, combine the stock and salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered.

  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the curry powder and sauté 30 seconds. Add the couscous and stir to coat. Add the hot stock, remove from the heat, and let sit 6 to 8 minutes, until absorbed by the couscous, Stir and season with salt and pepper, if needed.


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