Middle Eastern Couscous with Dried Fruit

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

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 1/2 cups packaged couscous
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Directions
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil. Add the raisins, garlic, cinnamon, cumin, and coriander. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the couscous to the saucepan, along with the 2 cups of boiling water and the salt. Stir once with a fork, cover tightly, and remove from the heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork before serving to fluff the couscous and combine the other ingredients. (This recipe can be made up to a day ahead and reheated over very low heat or in a microwave oven.)


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