Couscous With Moroccan Spices

READY IN: 30mins




  • Heat olive oil in a non stick pan and cook the chopped onion and garlic in it till the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Stir in the cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, cayenne and paprika.
  • Continue stirring over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then add vegetable broth, tomato puree and currants.
  • Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the sauce from heat and stir in fresh lemon (or lime) juice to your taste.
  • If not using immediately and planning to reheat before serving, wait to add citrus juice at the last minute.
  • To cook the couscous, heat the broth, water, butter and salt together in a medium skillet till the liquid boils.
  • Reduce to a simmer, add the couscous, cover the skillet tightly and leave on the lowest heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat an leave it covered for another couple of minutes before fluffing with a fork.
  • (If using instant couscous, check package directions - you may not need to keep it on heat after boiling, but just cover and wait till liquid is absorbed - just see if liquid amounts match what is mentioned on the package).