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Cilantro And Almond Couscous

Type: Rice
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/4 cups 296mlChicken broth or water
1 cup 237mlCouscous
3 tablespoons 45mlButter
2 tablespoons 30mlCapers - drained
3 tablespoons 45mlGrated lemon zest
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozSlivered almonds
3   Plum tomatoes - seeded, diced
1/4 cup 4g / 0.1ozChopped fresh cilantro

Recipe Instructions

Bring the chicken broth or water to a boil in a small saucepan. Place the couscous in a large bowl and add the hot broth. Immediately cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it steam for 5 minutes.

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the capers, lemon zest and almonds. Stir until the almonds turn a golden brown, about 5 minutes, then add the diced tomatoes and cilantro. Stir in the couscous.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

The Los Angeles Times, 07-25-2001


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