Pesto Couscous
by Jes Mostek
serves: 8
  An elegant and surprisingly quick and easy side dish. Couscous flavored with Parmesan cheese, basil, and toasted pine nuts.
  2 c.   water
  1/2 T.   butter
  1 tsp.   salt
  1/2 T.   olive oil
  1/2 c.   couscous
  1/2 c.   grated Parmesan cheese
  1/4 c.   fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  1/4 c.   toasted pine nuts
  Combine water, butter, oil, and salt in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a rapid boil. Stir couscous into water mixture. Stir and remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes, then fluff with fork. Stir in cheese, basil, and pine nuts. Serve immediately, or reheat the next day.