This one sounds a bit strange, and I’ll admit that I had my own doubts before embarking on it, but the finished product turned out surprisingly well. The fruits add a nice sweetness to the couscous and a controlled amount of curry adds more depth than outright flavor. My husband, who stared at me strangely when I explained what I was making, actually gave this his seal of approval after the first bite. I suspect that you could mix and match any sorts of dried fruits and nuts in this one, but I worked with what I had on hand.
- 1 medium apple, diced
- 1 Tbsp butter
- curry powder to taste (a little goes a long way!)
- 1 cup whole wheat couscous
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- dates (optional)
- raisins (optional)
Saute apples in 1/2 Tbsp butter and curry powder until they begin to soften. Remove from pan.
Add remaining butter, salt and water to pan. Bring to a boil. Add couscous, stir. Cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
Stir in apples, nuts and other sweet dried fruits. Serve immediately.