This is a slightly sweet recipe of middle eastern origin.
You can add more sugar if you like, but for those wanting to cut down on sugar and fat, this is a great way to indulge in a bit of sweet with an ethnic flair.
In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, orange peel and juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the couscous to the boiling water. Remove from heat and cover for ten minutes. Liquid should be absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
In a small frying pan, heat the almonds over medium heat, stirring continuously until toasted. Add the raisins and dates and butter. Heat all until butter is melted.
Serve couscous spread over a platter, top with topping mixture. Sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar over the top.