Couscous with Apricots

This couscous with coriander seeds and apricots is a nice alternative to rice. Try it with roasted chicken or vegetables.

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted and cooled
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup couscous (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup dried California apricots, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Directions
  • Finely grind coriander seeds in an electric coffee/spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle.

  • Bring water, 2 tablespoons oil, and salt to a boil in a 1 1/2 to 2-quart heavy saucepan. Stir in couscous and coriander seeds, then cover pan and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • Fluff couscous with a fork and stir in remaining tablespoon oil, apricots, parsley, and salt and pepper, to taste.


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