Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins
I made this up one day then mom decided she needed the recipe. So here it is in print. It's a beautiful dish. Feel free to substitute different spices for the curry powder - just please tell me what you used & how it turned out! I substituted ras el hanout & it was yummy. Can be made vegan by using 2TB olive oil & eliminating the butter.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 cup couscous
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
- Melt butter with the oil in large saucepan.
- Saute onion briefly. Add salt, dried cranberries & curry powder. Cook, stirring, until onions are softened.
- Add broth & bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat. Cover & let stand 5 minutes.
- Stir in spinach, cover & let stand additional 2 minutes. This wilts the spinach but doesn't cook it.
- Fluff with a fork & enjoy.
Rating as a 5 star as I did not have the spinach leaves! This may have made all the difference to this recipe, which was lovely, but we thought it could do with another element - I am sure the spinach leaves was it!! :-) We enjoyed the addition of the cranberries, this was a great fruity taste to the curry couscous. We both enjoyed this with salad leaves and crusty bread for a light supper tonight! Thanks Bethie, made for the Veg'N'Swap in the Veggie forum. FT:-) (Photos to be posted - noted due to the changes on the 7th July.)
This was such a flavorful way to prepare couscous! I loved the kick of the curry powder with the sweet/tart of the dried cranberries. This was a wonderful side with grilled chicken. I can't wait to try this recipe again and maybe add a little crunch with some toasted nuts.
This was a perfect side dish to our Easy Clam Cakes and Acadia's Asparagus Side With Dill. I omitted the spinach leaves because we were eating asparagus as our veg side and this recipe as our starch. I agree with French Tart though that the couscous needs the spinach perhaps not so much for flavor but contrast of color. If I had had fresh cilantro on hand I would have garnished it on top. I substituted pearl couscous for standard and the last 5 minutes of standing time stirred in 2 tablespoons of dried barberries in place of dried cranberries. Used my homemade curry powder and only 1 3/4 teaspoons because even though it isn't particularly spicy it still has a bit of a kick. Delicious; and adaptable! Reviewed for NA*ME tag and Veg Tag/June.