Couscous with Golden Raisins and Dried Cranberries

Couscous with Golden Raisins and Dried Cranberries


This fluffy, quick-cooking semolina dish can be used so many ways. You can eat it with a stew, with vegetables, and even make it into a dessert by adding cinnamon, sugar and nuts.

Sometimes I don’t like my couscous super busy and complicated with too many vegetables or flavors mixed in. I’m happy with a recipe like this one, which is uncomplicated with just a few key ingredients.

I like this recipe so much that, before our markets run out of pomegranate, I think I will make it again and add the pomegranate instead of the dried fruit. Either way, this is the perfect side dish. It’s tasty as well as healthy and takes only a few minutes to prepare.  Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cup couscous
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup  golden raisins,
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

In a medium saucepan bring chicken stock to a boil.  Add couscous and olive oil stir and cover. Remove from heat.  Let stand for 10 minutes.  Gently fluff couscous with a fork.  Add golden raisins, dried cranberries and lemon zest.  Stir to incorporate evenly and serve.

 

Couscous with Golden Raisins and Dried Cranberries

 

Couscous with Golden Raisins and Dried Cranberries

 

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5 Responses to “Couscous with Golden Raisins and Dried Cranberries”

  1. Camila
    January 25, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    So pretty. I love couscous.
    Also love your pretty plate and bowl.

  2. Victoria
    January 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    This is perfect just by itself. I love it!

  3. April
    January 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    I’m making this tonight. I have several boxes of couscous in my pantry that I need to use.
    I’m glad this sound really easy to make. Thanks.

    • Luisa
      January 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

      Great. You can use different dried berries too. Enjoy!

  4. lucy
    January 28, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Looks delicious.

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