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Fruited Couscous

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 15 min
plus 15 min standing time

Cook Time: 8 min

Servings: 6

Recipe By: Nava Atlas

From:  The Vegetarian Family Contract
Used with permission of Broadway

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Fruited Couscous

1 cup whole grain couscous
1 tablespoon olive oil
1  medium onion, chopped
1  large sweet apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1/2 cup dark raisins or 1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup apple juice or 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup slivered toasted almonds, optional
 salt to taste
 black pepper to taste
Place the couscous in a heatproof container. Pour 2 cups boiling water over it, then cover and let stand for 15 minutes. When done, fluff with fork.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet of steep-sided pan. Add the onion and sauté until clear. Add the apple and continue to sauté until the onion is golden.

Stir in the couscous, dried fruits, and spices. Add just enough apple juice to moisten. Cook over med heat until well heated through, 5-8 minutes. Stir in the optional walnuts. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 213 calories, 3g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 44g total carbohydrate and 4g protein.

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