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Herbed Couscous and Pine Nuts
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low sodium chicken broth
finely chopped shallots
1In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tsp of butter. Add pine nuts and sauté until nuts are fragrant and brown (3 minutes). Remove from heat and allow nuts to cool on a paper towel.
2In the same saucepan add the last 2 tbs of butter and melt over medium heat and add shallots and sweat 2 minutes.
3Raise heat to medium high and add couscous, bay leaves and cinnamon stick, stirring constantly. Brown couscous 5 minutes and then chicken broth.
4Raise heat to high and bring mixture to boil. When at a boil, reduce the heat to simmer and cover. Cook 10-15 minutes or until couscous is tender.
5Before service, removed cinnamon stick and bay leaves and fold in parsley and toasted pine nuts.