Wheat-based couscous is a food staple in North Africa and many other parts of the world. Here, it is available as a prepared food at most grocery stores, requiring minimal preparation and delivering maximal deliciosity. Give it a try! — Meg Haskell, BDN
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/2 C couscous
1 C uncooked couscous (look for couscous at any Shaw’s or Hannaford market)
2 T. walnuts, coarsely chopped
¼ t. salt
? t. black pepper
½ t. pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1? C water
2 T. raisins
½ C carrots, rinsed, peeled, and shredded or thinly sliced; cut in half
- In a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir couscous, olive oil, walnuts, salt, pepper, and spice just until couscous begins to brown.
- Slowly add water, then raisins and carrots. Cover. Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Remove from the heat, and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork. Serve immediately.
Recipe source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners