Outrageously delightful and lots of fun for the youngsters at your table, this North African side dish has been adopted throughout the Mediterranean world. Variations exist around the world, so be creative and pick the ingredients you like most to create your own favorite.

Orange-Nut Couscous

Orange-Nut Couscous
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Serves: 4
  • 1/4 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Cups couscous
  • 1/4 Cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 Cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 Cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 Cups orange juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves, whole
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook almonds until lightly toasted.
  2. Add onions and green pepper; cook until soft. Add orange juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and spices and bring to a boil.
  3. Quickly stir in couscous and raisins, then cover and turn off heat. Let stand 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed completely.
  4. Fluff with a fork before serving.
  5. Sprinkle each portion with the green onions.
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