Quick Moroccan Couscous Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Moroccan Couscous Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Quick Moroccan Couscous

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"Tried to replicate couscous portion from the Moroccan chicken from Cheesecake Factory®."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan; stir couscous into the boiling water and cook until couscous absorbs all the water and is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir onion, shallot, and garlic in the hot oil until onion is lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir raisins, sun-dried tomatoes, and almonds into onion mixture; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir couscous into onion-raisin mixture; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season couscous mixture with salt and pepper; add lemon juice. Remove skillet from heat and stir butter into couscous mixture.
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Aug 13, 2013

Quick and easy to make and it was delicious! I was out of shallots so I used extra onion. I used regular raisins and added some chopped up dried apricots. It was really good! I will definitely make this again.

 
Jul 24, 2013

I added 2 Tbsp lemon juice (not 3), and that suited our tastes fine. An additional Tbsp would have been too lemon-y for us (personal taste). This couscous is rich with flavor, the raisins and sun dried tomatoes bring a little sweetness, and the tartness of the lemon brightens it. It was a little gummy and dry, so I did add some vegetable broth to moisten it slightly. Very nice, would make again.

 

7 Ratings

Sep 03, 2014

This was pretty good. There's not much to say about it. I threw in a can of chickpeas to make it a main dish.

 
Sep 01, 2014

I normally do not care for couscous. This recipe is sweet and delicious. Only difference I made was chopping up some blanched almonds since that's what I had on hand.

 
Apr 20, 2014

I've made this a couple of times. Easy and quick. I always leave out the butter.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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