Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring juice and 1 cup water to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in couscous and allow to sit covered for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, saute dates, raisins, almonds and cinnamon in 1/2 cup water for 2 minutes.
  5. Add cooked couscous.
  6. Mix well and serve warm.


Most Helpful

This did not turn out great for me. I cut it in half. I found that the couscous (which I have used before successfully) did not absorb the OJ/water mixture very well. Even letting it sit a little longer did nothing to stop the mushiness! So that's sad. But, the flavor also is a little too OJ centric for my taste. HOWEVER I think this could be tweaked. Maybe less liquid, and a smaller proportion of OJ. Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe has my wheels turning on how to adapt it for my tastes :)

Laughing in the Kitchen March 02, 2010

After reading a review in which the reviewer stated the dish was too sweet, I decided to omit the raisins. As far as needing "a little something", a dash of salt perked it up quite a bit. I had never made couscous before. My husband ate it once before, but declared he didn't like it. I changed his mind with this recipe. I served this with Moroccan-style chicken #138262. The tangy chicken and the sweet couscous balanced each other nicely.

Kay D. February 22, 2006

I was hoping this would be a nice counter balance to a spicy chicken dish, but I found that it was a little too sweet and needed something. Maybe cumin?

BonnieZ December 06, 2004

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