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    Add a Little Interest With Persian Couscous

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    18 mins

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    8 mins

    Karen Elizabeth's Note:

    Couscous is a busy cooks dream come true--- invaluable for anyone who wants good food on the table fast! My youngest daughter loves to prepare herself a small bowl of couscous when she comes home from school. This recipe, colourful and tasty, with interesting textures, makes a good side or even a main dish. From The Very Easy Vegetarian Cookbook by Alison & Simon Holst

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Stir the couscous, stock powder, sugar and grated orange rind, together in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Add the boiling water, cover, and leave to stand for 6 minutes.
    3. 3
      Heat the nuts and currants in the butter or oil in a small frying pan, until the nuts brown lightly, and the currants puff up.
    4. 4
      Add the chopped apricots.
    5. 5
      Stir the hot nuts and fruit through the couscous.
    6. 6
      Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature, adding the finely chopped spring onions and coriander just before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 16, 2009

      55

      Very different couscous but yet so delicious. Made it with olive oil and without pine nuts; I didn't have any. I really liked the fruity taste, the sweetness of the apricots combined with the sourness of the currants and strong flavor of orange.Till now I only had Taboulleh, so this is a nice change.

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    • on March 17, 2009

      55

      Excellent thanks Karen. i used the orange zest, toasted pine nuts and chicken stock powder. I always use cranberries rather than currants (a personal preferance) and especially love them in couscous.

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    • on December 09, 2013

      55

      Yummy, yummy! I made this last evening to go along with some Chermoula meatballs. Each part of the meal benefited from the other. One fruity and light, the other spicy and rich. Couscous is marvelous because it can be made with so many flavors and moods. This one would so easy to enjoy as a summer lunch as well as a side. I made it by the recipe and loved each bite.

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    Nutritional Facts for Add a Little Interest With Persian Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (203 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 419.4
     
    Calories from Fat 127
    30%
    Total Fat 14.1 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 20.3 mg
    6%
    Sodium 121.3 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 64.2 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    24%
    Sugars 15.3 g
    61%
    Protein 10.9 g
    21%

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    vegetable stock powder

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