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    31 mins

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    11 mins

    NurseJaney's Note:

    Searched ALL 497 recipes, but did not find THIS one !! It came from a very old Bon Appetit, and the addition of cinnamon, lemon peel, and golden raisins give a Mediteranean flair. It is quick, easy, and makes a different side, if you are tired of potatoes and/or rice.

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    1. 1
      Finely grate peel from lemon to equal 1 1/2 tsp, set aside.
    2. 2
      Squeeze 2 TBsp juice from lemon.
    3. 3
      Combine 2 cups water. lemon juice, garlic oil, and ground cinnamon in medium saucepan.
    4. 4
      Bring to boil, simmer 1 minute.
    5. 5
      Remove from heat.
    6. 6
      Stir in couscous.
    7. 7
      Cover and let stand about 5 minutes, until water almost absorbed.
    8. 8
      Mix in garbanzo beans, golden raisins, and reserved lemon peel.
    9. 9
      Cover and let stand 5 minutes longer.
    10. 10
      Fluff couscous with fork.
    11. 11
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    12. 12
      Transfer to bowl and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 11, 2013


      I scaled back for 3 serves and still had a serve left over which the DM has claimed for lunch (I'll add a little diced fresh pineapple I have left over and some diced roast pork to round it off for her) and I did used sultanas instead of golden raisins. Thank you NurseJaney made for I Recommend tag and game and recommended by Boomette.

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    • on July 18, 2012


      Great couscous recipe! The addition of the garbanzos makes this very filling, perfect for me for lunch. I had regular raisins (not golden) on hand so used those; I did plump them in some warm water first. The lemon flavor is perfect in this and the cinnamon is subtle but a nice touch. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    • on January 30, 2012


      It's so yummy and filling. Usually I'm not into cinnamon in main dishes or sides. But I tried it and it's great with the couscous and garbanzo :) Thanks NurseJaney :) Made for the Australian Swap for January 2012

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    Nutritional Facts for Couscous With Garbanzo Beans and Golden Raisins

    Serving Size: 1 (300 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.8
    Calories from Fat 14
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 328.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
    Sugars 11.1 g
    Protein 11.5 g

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