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Moroccan Couscous Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Moroccan Couscous

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"This dish is great served with my Lamb Tagine and Cucumber Raita also on this site."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Place a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Stir in the cumin, ginger, cloves, cayenne, cardamom, coriander, and allspice; gently toast until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in oil and onion, cook until softened. Stir in the bell pepper, and zucchini; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the raisins, salt, zest, and garbanzos.
  2. Pour in the chicken broth and orange juice; turn heat to high and bring to a boil. When the mixture is boiling, stir in the couscous and remove from heat; cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and fold in chopped mint.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 23, 2007

Wonderful! Sure to impress your guests at a dinner party - looks quite impressive once served. Don't omit the chopped mint, it is the perfect finishing touch to this couscous! Great melange of flavors, textures and colors. The exotic combination of spices is a true feast for the sophisticated palate. This was a huge hit with my boyfriend (a very picky eater) and my best friend loved this too and she once lived in Morocco! A success!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 13, 2006

We didn't care for this. We liked the spices used but the flavor of orange was too strong and the vegetables could be cooked longer before adding the couscous, but that could just be personal preference.

 

119 Ratings

Feb 24, 2008

This was very good with the rest of the moroccan dinner I was serving - it went over very well. If you happen to be able to get your hands on ras al hanout season blend, you don't have to worry around with all the different spices - just use a tablespoon of that, and then add the ginger. Places like Cost Plus carry it really cheap!

 
Sep 10, 2008

This dish is delicious and very quick to prepare. I am vegetarian so I replaced the chicken broth by adding the juice drained from the garbanzos to enough water to make 1 1/2 cups liquid and adding some vegetarian chicken style seasoning. I also added 1 tsp. curry powder, 1/8 tsp. garlic and increase the allspice to 1/2 tsp. since I did not have the cardamom or coriander on hand. Instead of orange juice, I use water with 1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon or lime juice and leave out the orange zest. I did not think I would like the raisins in this, but they added a nice bit of sweetness and blend nicely with the flavors of the recipe.

 
Jul 07, 2009

Very good recipe. Next time I would decrease the broth and couscous to 1 cup each, though - i thought there was a little too much of the couscous compared to the veggies.

 
Jul 06, 2008

The spices were good but I needed to add a little balsamic for additional flavour.

 
Mar 29, 2008

Im only a teen and i cooked this up for my family. It was absolutely delicious and everyone was very impressed.It has a spicy, unique flavour to it which made it so addicting. Thanks for the recipe!

 
May 12, 2006

This was a great, flavorful dish! I didn't have allspice or cardomon, and I substituted a videlia onion for a red onion, but it was still delicious and pretty easy to make! Make sure you add the fresh mint for extra flavor. It made a huge difference! Enjoy!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 248 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 443 mg
  • 18%

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

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