+

Toasted Israeli Couscous Pilaf with Dates, Almonds, Cinnamon, and Parsley

Ingredients (9)

  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock, chicken stock, or water
  • 3 to 4 pitted medjool dates, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted and salted almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories356
  • Fat11.86g
  • Saturated fat1.1g
  • Trans fat0.0g
  • Carbs55.17g
  • Fiber6.4g
  • Sugar15.48g
  • Protein10.0g
  • Cholesterol0g
  • Sodium440.66mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Toasted Israeli Couscous Pilaf with Dates, Almonds, Cinnamon, and Parsley

Toasting Israeli couscous gives it a nutty flavor. In this easy pilaf, that flavor works beautifully with with dates, almonds, cinnamon, and parsley. Serve it with Spicy Yogurt Chicken kebabs.

Instructions

  1. 1In a saucepan over medium-high heat, warm 2 tablespoons oil then add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the onion begins to soften, then add the couscous. Stir until the couscous begins to turn golden and smells toasty, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the stock, dates, cinnamon, and a big pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 13 minutes, or until the couscous is tender.
  2. 2Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in the almonds and parsley. Serve right away.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

The Best of Pumpkins: Why They're the Ultimate Fall Fruit
Guides

The Best of Pumpkins: Why They're the Ultimate Fall Fruit

by Jen Wheeler | It's fall, which means its time to pay tribute to that iconic mascot of the season. As a food, as...

13 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall
Recipe Round-Ups

13 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall

by Chowhound Editors | There are so many things to love about autumn rolling around again, especially apple season. Make...

9 Fall Salads That Put a Fresh Spin on Autumn Produce
Recipe Round-Ups

9 Fall Salads That Put a Fresh Spin on Autumn Produce

by Pamela Vachon | These healthy fall salad recipes will keep you eating well all autumn, and cast your favorite fall...