Couscous With Moroccan Spices

Couscous With Moroccan Spices created by ImPat

A nicely flavored couscous from The New Vegetarian Epicure. Posted for ZWT III, North Africa and the Middle East.

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  • 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).
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"A nicely flavored couscous from The New Vegetarian Epicure. Posted for ZWT III, North Africa and the Middle East."

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  1. ImPat
    Couscous With Moroccan Spices Created by ImPat
  2. ImPat
    What wonderful flavour the sauce imparted to the plain couscous. I made ahead and added the lime at the last moment, I scaled it back to use 2/3 cup couscous as I usually find this perfect as a side for 3 of us but we were all wishing there was more, so will have to up the quantity in the future. Thank you pattikay, made for I Recommend.
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    this is so good! I added in 2 teaspoons crushed chili flakes, used 2 medium onions and and did a few amount adjusments, also I used all chicken broth in place of vegetable broth and water, thanks for sharing this great recipe Pattikay!
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    this is so good! I added in 2 teaspoons crushed chili flakes, used 2 medium onions and and did a few amount adjusments, also I used all chicken broth in place of vegetable broth and water, thanks for sharing this great recipe Pattikay!
  5. Pneuma
    Couscous With Moroccan Spices Created by Pneuma
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