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Moroccan Couscous Soup - {Harira Couscous}

This buttery and aromatic mideastern soup is both beautiful and palate-stimulating as a first course to plain, solid fare as well as to a Moroccan meal. It's especially terrific on those occasions when unexpected guests arrive for dinner. Why? Because the couscous continues to expand in everyone's stomach, leaving a feeling of fullness and repletion. And it's lightening fast to make.

Courses: Soup
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

6 cups 1422mlWarm vegetable or chicken stock
  (in a pinch you can also use water)
3/4 cup 177mlFast-cook couscous
5 tablespoons 75mlButter
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1   Saffron
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlGround aniseed
1/4 cup 4g / 0.1ozFinely-chopped cilantro

Recipe Instructions

Mix the stock, couscous, butter, salt and pepper, and saffron in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for three minutes. Stir in the aniseed and cilantro. Serve immediately -- if you delay it will turn into a gloppy mess.

Serve hot to 6 people.

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