Cranberry Pecan Couscous
Using Chicken Broth Concentrate
Rather than serving the same old plain rice or mashed potatoes with your chicken dinner, try this fragrant couscous side dish recipe with dried cranberries and toasted pecans. It's quick to prepare and will please everyone at your table.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 large rib celery, finely chopped
2 cups water
4 teaspoons Kitchen Accomplice Chicken Broth Concentrate or 8 teaspoons Kitchen Accomplice Organic Chicken Bone Broth Concentrate
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups dried couscous
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Salt and ground black pepper
Heat the butter or oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and celery and cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent and golden, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the water, Kitchen Accomplice Chicken Broth Concentrate or Chicken Bone Broth Concentrate, and orange juice. Add the couscous, stirring to combine, and bring the mixture to a boil. Immediately turn the heat to low, stir in the cranberries, and cover the pan, and cook until all the liquid has evaporated, 5-7 minutes.
Remove the cover and fluff the couscous with a fork. Stir in the pecans, orange zest and parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.