This is a great and easy side dish!
Melt the butter in a large saute pan. Add the shallots and cook over medium-low heat for 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add the chicken stock, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover the pan and set aside for 10 minutes. Add the pine nuts, currants and parsley and fluff with a fork. Serve immediately.