Dairy-Free

Saffron Whole Wheat Couscous

Pungent saffron—the world’s costliest spice—is prized for its deep, golden color and subtle flavor.

Pungent saffron—the world’s costliest spice—is prized for its deep, golden color and subtle flavor.

Servings
8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white wine or hot vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp. saffron threads
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, boiling
  • 2 cups quick-cook, whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbs. chopped flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

Place wine and saffron in small bowl, and set aside for 10 minutes.

In small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in couscous, apricots, walnuts, parsley and saffron mixture. Stir to mix well. Cover, remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork, and serve immediately.