Cherry Couscous

    15 min

    A fruity change from the usual bland couscous. Couscous is cooked with chicken stock, dried sour cherries, butter, salt and pepper. It's perfect as a side dish with any meal. Feel free to add other dried fruits, if desired.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250ml chicken stock
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 4 tablespoons dried sour cherries
    • 15g butter
    • 1 pinch salt
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 175g uncooked couscous

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a 2 litre or similar sized saucepan, combine chicken stock, water, dried cherries, butter, salt and pepper. Cook over high heat until boiling.
    2. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve immediately.

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    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.  -  28 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very fast. We substituted Crazins (dehydrated cranberries)for the Cherries and everyone loved it.  -  20 Apr 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  13 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)