Pilaf Couscous

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Andi of Longmeadow

Recipe for couscous.

Top Review by CaliforniaJan

Wow Andi this is an excellent couscous. We loved it and it is pretty too with all the colorful ingredients. I made it for ZWT #7 and the amazing team Witchin Kitchen!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 1-cup glass measure, combine the coriander and cumin.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Let cool, then grind the spices with a mortar and pestle or a spice mill.
  4. Spread the pine nuts on a plate.
  5. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, or until just golden and aromatic.
  6. In a 2 1/2-quart casserole, combine the onions, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of the oil.
  7. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until the onions are crisp-tender.
  8. Add the fennel and the remaining 1 teaspoon oil.
  9. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until the fennel is crisp-tender.
  10. Add the peppers.
  11. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until the peppers are crisp-tender.
  12. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, bring the stock and margarine or butter to a boil.
  13. Stir in the couscous.
  14. Cover the pan, remove it from the heat, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  15. Add the chick-peas and raisins to the casserole.
  16. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  17. Fluff the couscous with a fork.
  18. Place in a large serving bowl.
  19. Sprinkle with the spices and pine nuts.
  20. Add the vegetables and toss to combine.

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