Saffron Couscous

A bowl of sunshine.

Serving Size: 4

Saffron Couscous / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com
This is barely a recipe, but because I love serving couscous as a side, and I’m always looking for ways to make it special, I had to type it out, and give it a home.

You can serve this hot, as a side, or let it cool and incorporate it into any couscous salad where the sexy flavor of saffron would be welcome.

Saffron Couscous / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Perfect side dish for anything Mediterranean, anything lamb.  Small couscous is a great grain to reach for if you default to rice (which many of us—and when I say us, I mean me—do).  It takes an even shorter amount of time to cook, and it soaks up sauces beautifully.

Think of it for dishes like Loin Lamb Chops with Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce, Pan Seared Pork Chops with Madeira and Leek Cream Sauce, Chicken with Arugula and Mustard Pan Sauce.

Saffron Couscous / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Other grain and pasta side dishes that are great dates for lots of dishes:

Other couscous dishes:

 

Saffron Couscous is the perfect side dish for anything Mediterranean, anything lamb. Serve hot or let it cool and incorporate it into any couscous salad.

Saffron Couscous

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  • 1¼ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Big pinch saffron threads
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. In a small saucepan bring the water and butter to a boil. When the butter is melted, stir in the couscous, saffron, salt and pepper, cover the pot and allow to sit off the heat for 5 to10 minutes.

Saffron Couscous is the perfect side dish for anything Mediterranean, anything lamb. Serve hot or let it cool and incorporate it into any couscous salad.

2. Remove the lid and fluff the couscous with a fork, adjusting the seasoning as needed.

Saffron Couscous is the perfect side dish for anything Mediterranean, anything lamb. Serve hot or let it cool and incorporate it into any couscous salad.

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