There are so many nights that I come home from a long day of work, look in the fridge for something to give Kenya for dinner and (I know you may find that hard to believe given all the food we cook here at weelicious, but it's true). Whenever you find yourself in the same position, here is a recipe that takes only 5 minutes to cook and you've got a filling side dish that kids love.

Kenya adores pasta, so couscous is right up his alley. It's made from flour and water, so the taste and texture are very similar pasta. If you've never cooked with it before, you have to give it a try. It's fast, healthy and truly delicious. The best part about this couscous pilaf is that you can simply double this recipe and have more than enough to put in your kids' school lunch the next day. I assure you their lunch boxes will come home empty!


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Couscous Pilaf (Serve 4)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free


  • 3/4 Cup Chicken Stock (you can also use vegetable stock)
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Cup couscous
  • 1/3 Cup raisins
  • 1/3 Cup Sliced Almond


1. Place stock, water and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil
2. Add the couscous and raisins, cover and turn off the heat.
3. Allow the couscous to sit, covered for 5 minutes.
4. Add the almonds and fluff the couscous with a fork.
5. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Julie

    Sounds yummy. Don't love raisins. Is there anything else I can add to add flavor?

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    • Catherine McCord

      You could try another dried fruit like apricots or cherries!

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