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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Moroccan Couscous

Couscous is a wonderful, quick side dish that takes just minutes to prepare and adds a little Eastern flair to your cuisine. You can use the instant, which is totally easy. This particular variation is a Moroccan recipe, and it's a wonderful side dish for chicken or spicy sausage.

Moroccan couscous

1 cup orange or other juice
1 cup instant couscous
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp melted butter

Boil the juice and pour on top of couscous. Mix, cover, and set aside. Meanwhile, soak the dates and raisins in the hot water for 2 minutes. Saute the slivered almonds in the butter. Add raisins and dates to couscous (water and all), then add in almonds. Let sit a couple more minutes, covered. Fluff lightly with fork and serve.

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