Orange and almond couscous
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$3.85 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
- 2 large brown onions, halved and finely chopped
- cooking oil spray
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 cups couscous
- 1 1/2 cups hot orange juice
- 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1/3 cup toasted flaked almonds
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Spray onion with oil. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 1 minute or until soft. Add coriander, cumin, cinnamon and ginger. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add honey and cook for 1 minute or until mixture caramelises. Remove from heat.
Step 2 Place couscous in a heatproof bowl. Add juice and stir well. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 5 minutes or until all the juice is absorbed. Stir with a fork to separate grains.
Step 3 Stir in onion mixture, parsley, dates and almonds. Taste, season with black pepper and serve.
Recipe supplied by Healthy Food Guide reader, Felicity Rooney (Sale, VIC)
Felicity says: "This is an excellent way to serve couscous. It is a vegetarian dish, but you could add sliced cooked chicken or pork if you like."
About this recipe
First published: January 2008