Spiced Couscous Pilaf with Almonds, Currants & Mint

Spiced Couscous Pilaf with Almonds, Currants & Mint
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice; more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¼ cup dried currants
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1-¾ cups homemade or low-salt canned chicken broth (one 14-ounce can)
    • Pinch ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup medium-grain (Moroccan) couscous
    • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
    • 1 small onion, finely diced (about ¾ cup)

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is very soft, about 7 minutes. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the broth, increase the heat t...

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