Israeli Couscous With Saffron, Toasted Pine Nuts & Currants

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Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
517
FAT
70%
CHOL
0%
SOD
4%

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Ingredients for 4 servings

30 saffron threads (about 1/8 tsp.), lightly toasted and crumbled

4 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts kept separate)

Generous pinch ground cinnamon

1/3 cup currants, soaked in warm water until tender and then drained

3 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped

1-3/4 cups Israeli couscous

1/3 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted

4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1-1/4 cups)

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