Couscous with Pistachios, Scallions and Currants

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 pinches cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
Directions

In a small bowl, cover currants with hot water. Let sit and plump for 15 minutes. In a saucepan heat the chicken broth and butter to a boil. Stir in the couscous. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make the dressing: whisk together the lemon juice, cinnamon and olive oil. When the couscous is done, transfer it to a bowl and break up the lumps with a fork. Drain currants and add to the couscous. Stir in the scallions, pistachios and parsley. Toss the couscous with the dressing and serve.


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