Spiced Couscous With Raisins and Almonds

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Bon Appetit. Goes well with roasted chicken. Submitting for ZWT9.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine 2 cups hot water and raisins in small bowl. Soak raisins until softened, about 15 minutes. Drain water into large saucepan; reserve raisins. Add 2 tablespoons butter, wine, and saffron to pan; bring to boil. Stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion; cover and cook until translucent and tender, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Mix onion, reserved raisins, almonds, and cinnamon into couscous. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

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I did have to sub some ingredients and used sultanas for raisins, pecans for the almonds and my saffron had disappeared so used some turmeric and scaled back for 2 serves and 3 of us ate up the lot and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you Chef PotPie, made for Healthy Choices tag game.

I'mPat October 17, 2013

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