Recipe courtesy of Georgia Downard

Middle Eastern Couscous with Dried Fruit

  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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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