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    Orange-Scented Couscous

    Orange-Scented Couscous. Photo by Annacia

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    mliss29's Note:

    From Vegetarian Times December 1996 issue.

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    • 10 ounces couscous
    • 2 1/4 cups orange juice
    • 4 tablespoons slivered almonds
    • 15 ounces chickpeas, drained & rinsed
    • 1/4 cup raisins (or golden raisins or chopped dried apricots)


    1. 1
      Make couscous according to package directions (omit butter & salt), replacing water with orange juice and set aside.
    2. 2
      Toast almonds until fragrant and lightly browned and set aside.
    3. 3
      Heat chickpeas in a nonstick saucepan until warmed through and combine with couscous.
    4. 4
      Add almonds and raisins and stir to combine.
    5. 5
      If desired, pack couscous mixture into lightly oiled individual ramikins and unmold onto dinner plates before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2008


      Really good. I didn't include almonds as I'm not keen, nor chickpeas. One which will be done again. I suspect there is room for experimentation with various flavours of fruit juice.

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    • on September 21, 2008


      I made this for breakfast today and loved it. I replaced the chickpeas with chopped dried apricots and sprinkled the almonds and some cinnamon on it. It was wonderful, quick and very simple. A delicious Sunday switch for my usual oatmeal. Made for Photo Tag.

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    • on June 24, 2008


      We are crazy for couscous in this house and this recipe is so good...loved cooking the stuff in the OJ :) -and loved the flavor that it lent it... I don't buy it packaged so I just brought the juice (i had to dilute it somewhat with water because i only had one cup so i did 1cup grain, 1cup OJ and 3/4 H2O) to boil added the couscous and chopped apricot...was not in a almond mood (okay, I was too lazy to chop some up and toast them) so used a mix of pumpkin and sunflower seeds instead and heated those with the chickpeas - ...tossed in grated orange peel at the end (from the orange i juiced to boil) =ed DE- LISH& the most fabulously fun colors...thank so much mliss29!!! :) a new fave way to serve my Husband his favorite side! Made for the Healthy Choices Game & served with grilled tofu... but will be made again and again now :) {{and could be breakie the next day too!!! :)}}

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    Nutritional Facts for Orange-Scented Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (221 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 347.8
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 218.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 68.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 11.5 g
    Protein 11.3 g

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