I'm not rating this because I used the recipe just for the couscous. I'm looking forward to trying the entire recipe. I can only imagine how much flavor the sauce would add to the couscous. This is a basic pasta that needs to be topped.
I just had this for supper, but changed it a bit, rice vs couscous. I used onions vs shallots and raisins vs dates with just a bit less liquid. I kept the cumin (a bit more than asked for)and kept the almonds in the rice.