Saffron Couscous

From youtube:


  • pinch of saffron
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 2 cups chicken broth, stock, or just water
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 pepper, finely chopped
  • beaunoise
  • 1 Tbsp chives


  1. put 2 Tbsp butter in the chicken broth on medium heat.
  2. On medium heat in a small pan, put in onion for a minute, then shallot, another minute, and pepper. Cook until all is cooked (seconds!)
  3. Put the vegetables into the boiling broth, add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour the whole thing into a bowl of couscous.
  5. Mix well and cover it immediately.
  6. Wait FIVE EXACT minutes
  7. Remove the plastic wrap immediately and throw in the chives.
  8. Immediately release the steam by constantly tossing the couscous; this is to stop the steam from continuing cooking the couscous, which would make it soggy! You can even leave it on a cooking sheet to let all the steam go!
  9. To eat it cold, just add olive oil and chopped parsley.

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