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Seasoned Couscous

"Partner it with delicious Seasoned Couscous, and you have a winner," Ruth says. Flecked with basil and parsley, the speedy stovetop side dish comes together in a snap.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package (10 ounces) couscous


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 185 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Oct 17, 2015

    I found this to be just a bit on the bland side. To add more flavor I stirred in some feta. Using garlic salt instead might also work.Update: my 2-year old son LOVES this, and he hates everything. For that alone I'm rating that at a 5 instead of a 3. I'll leave his portions alone, and add feta or parmesan to our portions. I did try the boxed stuff (that's pre-flavored) and it's pretty yucky compared to this. I think the reason I found it so bland originally was because I was using salt-free chicken bouillon granules. Tastes great now!!!

  • kimspacc
    Apr 27, 2015

    Excellent side dish! I like the flavors just as it is.

  • luigimon
    Aug 23, 2014

    We just love couscous, and this is a pretty good recipe. We had it with TOH Peanutty Pork Kabobs.....complimented each other very well.....something different, something other than rice!

  • Muppety
    Mar 14, 2013

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  • germanycook
    Jun 1, 2012

    I have never made couscous before... and this was so easy and quick. So nice to have something different than rice with a fish dinner.I did add abit more of each seasoning and some fresh parsley and it had alot of flavour. My husband loved it... so I'll be making it again! (I loved it too!)

  • beckyrn2010
    Apr 1, 2012

    I used crushed garlic and was a little heavier on the seasonings. I thought it turned out well and it was very quick

  • marine17
    Sep 3, 2011

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  • MommyLyon
    Jun 13, 2011

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  • cherrylady
    Feb 6, 2011

    I made this with organic whole wheat couscous. It was totally delicious! I served it with Tangy Parmesan Tilapia -- fast and yummy dinner!

  • Alliev317
    Dec 5, 2010

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