Quick Couscous with Raisins and Carrots Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 2)
Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2011
Great dish. I'm not a big fan of raisins, so I used Craisins instead. The combination of carrots & Craisins made this dish a winner! I'll be enjoying this again & again.
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Reviewed: Mar. 13, 2011
I made a couple modifications - I used 1 Tbsp olive oil instead of the butter and I used 2 c. lower sodium chicken broth instead of the broth and water. And based on someone's suggestion below, I added the raisins with the broth so they were plump. With these modifications, the dish was a big hit, even with my 5-year olds. I may add more raisins next time (and use golden raisins if I remember to get them).
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Reviewed: Mar. 7, 2011
I altered the recipe based on other's comments. My butter is soy/dairy free since my son has allergies to both. I didn't put as much onions and isntead of raisins; added corn cause I didn't want it sweet. I did do 1 cup no chicken stock and 1 cup of water with a pinch of sea salt and it turned out very tasty. Both of my kids actually enjoyed it.
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Reviewed: Apr. 24, 2010
I made this with no water, all chicken broth, and a bit more raisins. I also used corn instead of carrots (it's what was in the freezer)... I have to say that couscous is typically bland to begin with! But this was a very quick and easy recipe that is an excellent side dish. I think using only chicken broth (low sodium version) helped immensely with the "lack of flavor" listed in other reviews. Overall, fast recipe for this mom on the go, and goes well with everything from chicken nuggets to pork chops.
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Reviewed: Mar. 18, 2010
I prepared this following the recipe but added a little more raisins. My daughter thought the raisins were too sweet; but she did agree with her husband that the carrots and onions added some much needed flavor to the couscous. I still think it needs more salt added. I did use chicken broth but may switch the amounts of water vs. chicken broth the next time I prepare it.
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Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2010
made this for my husband he adored it I thought it was ok
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Reviewed: Oct. 21, 2009
I followed the recipe except for the raisins, I cooked them in the water before adding the couscous to plump them up. The recipe was quite bland, needed more salt to bring out the flavors, I did use 1 whole boullion cube in the water but it still wasn't salty enough. It needs something, not sure what. Maybe it'll taste better the next day?
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