Israeli Couscous with Lemon Recipe

 

This Israeli Couscous dish is very easy to make and so very delicious!  Israeli couscous is a Mediterranean tiny toasted pasta made of crushed and steamed semolina that is shaped like rice or little balls. This couscous, known as ptitim, is a larger and heartier texture than most couscous.    Karen likes to serve this dish with her Spicy Asian Chicken with Citrus as it makes a light and tasty side dish.

This recipe and photo were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.

 

Israeli Couscous with Lemon

 

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Israeli Couscous with Lemon Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Israeli Couscous with Lemon Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, fresh, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock (use homemade if you have it)*
  • 1 cup Israeli Couscous*
  • Juice from one freshly-squeezed lemon
  • 2 to 3 fresh parsley sprigs, remove leaves and rough chop
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, saute onion and garlic in butter until softened.

  2. Add chicken stock and bring just to a boil; reduce heat to medium and add Israeli Couscous.  Cover pot; reduce heat to low and let simmer approximately 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until done.  Remove from heat.

  3. Add lemon juice and parsley; stir to combine.

  4. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Notes

* Learn how easy it is to make your own homemade chicken stock/broth.

** A Mediterranean tiny toasted pasta made of crushed and steamed semolina that is shaped like rice or little balls.  Also called pearl couscous.  In Israeli, this toasted pasta is know as Ptitim.

Categories:

Israel    Lemons    Main Dish - Pasta, Rice & Casserole   

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