Couscous with Fried Shallots

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked Original Couscous
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 large shallots, peeled and sliced into rings
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • salt, to taste

Preparation

  • Combine broth, olive oil, cumin, and pepper in medium saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • While couscous is standing, heat about ½ inch vegetable oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add shallots in batches and fry, stirring occasionally, until golden brown (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Season with salt. Fluff couscous.
  • Serve topped with shallots.