Couscous is a favorite dinner side dish in many countries in Africa and Asia. It's simple to prepare and usually coordinates well with chicken and pork. Try this delicious recipe for you and your family.

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Golden Couscous

From Africa and Asia


  • 6 c. vegetable or chicken broth
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 3 c. chopped onions
  • 2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 c. couscous (about 1 pound)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ c. slivered almonds, toasted (optional)


  1. Bring broth to a boil in a medium-size saucepan. Reduce heat to very low and cover.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until tender and light-golden, about 8 minutes. Add turmeric and cumin. Stir 1 minute.
  3. Add couscous to onion mixture, and stir until coated. Mix into hot broth, then remove from heat. Cover and let stand until broth is absorbed, about 12 minutes.
  4. Fluff couscous with a fork, and season with salt and pepper. Mound on a platter and sprinkle with almonds.