Apricot Couscous

Making couscous in a traditional couscousiere is time-consuming, but gives incredibly fluffy results. Making instant couscous in a pan is[ simple, but yields clumpy results. This method splits the difference: it?s easy and you get much lighter couscous.]

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups dry couscous
  • 1/2 cup diced dried apricots (preferably Turkish)
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Directions

In a medium-size baking dish, stir together couscous and apricots. Mix boiling water and salt in a measuring cup. Pour over couscous, and immediately cover the dish with foil. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove foil, and fluff couscous with a fork. If you need to keep it warm, place couscous in a low oven until ready to serve.


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