Fruited Israeli Couscous

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Cooking Light

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in currants, apricots, salt, broth, and cinnamon sticks; bring to a boil.
  4. Add couscous, and return to a boil.
  5. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Let couscous mixture stand 5 minutes.
  7. Discard cinnamon sticks.
  8. Stir in cilantro.
Most Helpful

A wonderful flavoursome low GI recipe I did use sultanas instead of currents and when I went to make I found I had no cinnamon sticks so used ground cinnamon which still worked out well and I reduced to 3 serves but still had a small amount left over until the DM realized and she devoured and the only other sub I did was we are not keen on coriander/cilantro so used fresh parsley from the herb garden, made for Healthy Choices tag game, thank you Charlotte J for a very delightful side for our meal tonight.

I'mPat December 09, 2013

A very nice blend of sweet and savory! We enjoyed the light cinnamon flavor and felt this went very well with our grilled pork roast. I did cut the recipe in half but other than that made as written. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl January 16, 2012