Couscous With Garbanzo Beans and Golden Raisins

"Searched ALL 497 recipes, but did not find THIS one !! It came from a very old Bon Appetit, and the addition of cinnamon, lemon peel, and golden raisins give a Mediteranean flair. It is quick, easy, and makes a different side, if you are tired of potatoes and/or rice."
 
Couscous With Garbanzo Beans and Golden Raisins created by JustJanS
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  • Finely grate peel from lemon to equal 1 1/2 tsp, set aside.
  • Squeeze 2 TBsp juice from lemon.
  • Combine 2 cups water. lemon juice, garlic oil, and ground cinnamon in medium saucepan.
  • Bring to boil, simmer 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in couscous.
  • Cover and let stand about 5 minutes, until water almost absorbed.
  • Mix in garbanzo beans, golden raisins, and reserved lemon peel.
  • Cover and let stand 5 minutes longer.
  • Fluff couscous with fork.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to bowl and serve.
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  1. JustJanS
    We had this with fish coated in a rather lemony chermoula, and a Lebanese eggplant salad (also very lemony) the sultanas and cinnamon were a perfect sweet balance for the other two dishes. I'll be making this again as it was so simple and s tasty. I did add a teaspoon of chicken stock powder to the water.
     
  2. JustJanS
    Couscous With Garbanzo Beans and Golden Raisins Created by JustJanS
  3. ImPat
    Couscous With Garbanzo Beans and Golden Raisins Created by ImPat
  4. ImPat
    I scaled back for 3 serves and still had a serve left over which the DM has claimed for lunch (I'll add a little diced fresh pineapple I have left over and some diced roast pork to round it off for her) and I did used sultanas instead of golden raisins. Thank you NurseJaney made for I Recommend tag and game and recommended by Boomette.
     
  5. ImPat
    I scaled back for 3 serves and still had a serve left over which the DM has claimed for lunch (I'll add a little diced fresh pineapple I have left over and some diced roast pork to round it off for her) and I did used sultanas instead of golden raisins. Thank you NurseJaney made for I Recommend tag and game and recommended by Boomette.
     
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