Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean into your home with this copycat Near East Parmesan couscous recipe. Serve this couscous recipe as a light side dish and your guests will think it must be straight from a box.
1Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add garlic and onions and saute until soft. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for five minutes, then fluff with a fork.
2Add remaining ingredients: pepper, balsamic vinegar, and grated Parmesan. Fluff again and serve while hot. DO NOT overcook. It will become a gloppy mess if you allow it to sit too long. Yummy add-ins include feta or goat cheese, basil, parsley, diced or sun-dried tomatoes.