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Curried Couscous Pilaf

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


4 servings

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This is a fun recipe to explore with any of your favorite curry blends.

Serving Suggestions

Great with grilled meat or fish. Makes a unique side for holiday turkey or ham.


2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

1 cup couscous

3 tsp. curry powder of choice:

2 cups boiled water

1/2 cup mixed chopped nuts (e.g. almonds, cashews)

1/2 cup mixed chopped dried fruit (e.g. apricots, cherries)

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Cambodian Lemongrass Curry

    Cambodian Lemongrass Curry combines classic curry powder with the citrusy flavor of lemongrass seasoning. Use this Cambodian curry & lemongrass...

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  • Madras Curry Powder

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  • Mild Yellow Curry Powder

    Our blend of Mild Yellow Curry Powder is a full-flavored, non-spicy curry powder without any heat. If you prefer curry powder mild & not too ov...

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  • Vadouvan

    Thought to have been the result of French colonial influence in India, this seasoning is a version of a masala with the addition of traditionally F...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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Melt butter in a wide skillet over medium heat. Add couscous and stir constantly for 5 min. until couscous is slightly browned, toasted and fragrant. Stir in 2 tsp. of the curry seasoning and 1/4 tsp. of the salt. Slowly pour in boiled water and stir until bubbling subsides. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 7 min. Remove cover, fluff couscous with a fork and stir in nuts and fruit. Taste and add remaining 1 tsp. curry seasoning and 1/4 tsp. salt  if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.