This pearl couscous pilaf has enough flavor to hold its own, but won’t overwhelm you main course. It’s easy and quick to make, too!
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon za’atar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups chicken broth, or vegetable broth
1 cup pearl couscous
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds or so.
Add the za’atar, salt, and broth and stir well.
Bring broth to a boil, add the couscous, then adjust heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and couscous is tender, stirring occasionally.
Keywords: pasta, couscous, side dish, Middle Eastern