orange scented couscous with Golden California Raisins
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6 servings
2 cups Israeli Couscous
1 cup orange juice
1¼ cup water
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, minced
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cumin
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon orange zest (optional)
3 scallions, chopped
1 cup Golden California Raisins
1 cup slivered almonds
In a medium saucepan, bring orange juice and water to a boil. Add couscous, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until water has evaporated and couscous is tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and sauté until fragrant, add cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper. Saute until shallot is golden. Pour on top of cooked couscous, stir until well combined. Let cool.
Once couscous is cooled, add orange zest, scallions, California Raisins and almonds. Mix well, adjust salt and pepper as needed. Enjoy!
Recipe by BeginWithin Nutrition at http://www.beginwithinnutrition.com/2014/09/29/orange-scented-couscous-golden-california-raisins/