Orange-Scented Couscous

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by mliss29

From Vegetarian Times December 1996 issue.

Top Review by Strawb3

Really good. I didn't include almonds as I'm not keen, nor chickpeas. One which will be done again. I suspect there is room for experimentation with various flavours of fruit juice.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 ounces couscous
  • 2 14 cups orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 15 ounces chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 14 cup raisins (or golden raisins or chopped dried apricots)


  1. Make couscous according to package directions (omit butter & salt), replacing water with orange juice and set aside.
  2. Toast almonds until fragrant and lightly browned and set aside.
  3. Heat chickpeas in a nonstick saucepan until warmed through and combine with couscous.
  4. Add almonds and raisins and stir to combine.
  5. If desired, pack couscous mixture into lightly oiled individual ramikins and unmold onto dinner plates before serving.

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