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Spiced couscous

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


• Oil, for frying
• 1 small onion, chopped
• 2 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1 tsp (5ml) each of ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon
• 1 cup (250ml) couscous
• 1 cup (250ml) hot chicken stock
• ¼ cup (60ml) cashew nuts, toasted and chopped
• 3 tbsp (45ml) fresh mint, chopped
• 2 tbsp (30ml) sultanas
• Salt and milled pepper

Preparation method

  1. Heat a glug of oil in a frying pan, and sauté onion and garlic for a few minutes.
  2. Add spices, and fry until aromatic. Season.
  3. Stir in couscous, and toss to coat with spices.
  4. Pour over boiling hot stock, remove from heat and cover immediately.
  5. Allow it to steam for about 5-10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  6. Add nuts, honey, fresh mint and sultanas, and gently mix with a fork.
  7. Season and serve.