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Fragrant Couscous Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amy Ahern
Added: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pkg Israeli couscous
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
salt and pepper

Directions:
Directions:
In non-stick skillet, heat oil and add garlic over medium heat. Once garlic has sauteed for about 3 minutes and is starting to brown, add couscous and walnuts. Stir constantly, browning the couscous and walnuts, for about 3 minutes. Add dried cranberries and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, and stir parsley in just before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can make the following substitutions with great results:
shallot or onion instead of garlic
almonds or pine nuts instead of walnuts
orzo instead of couscous
dried dates or apricots instead of cranberries
chicken broth instead of vegetable broth
fresh parsley for dried

This is a great side dish with poultry or fish, or a hearty vegetarian entree for 1 person.

 

 

 

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