Orange-Pecan Couscous

Recipe: Orange-Pecan Couscous


  • 1 tb Oil
  • 1 c Coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 Onion; chopped
  • 2 c Orange juice
  • 3 Cinnamon sticks
  • 5 Cloves, whole
  • 1 pn Turmeric
  • 1 pn Ground red pepper
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 c Couscous
  • 1/2 c Raisins (more if desired)


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook pecans until lightly toasted. Add onions and cook until soft.
  2. Add orange juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, turmeric, red pepper and salt and bring to a boil. Quickly stir in couscous and raisins, then cover and turn off heat. Let stand 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed completely.
  3. Fluff with a fork before serving. Copyright 1994 Karen Mintzias May be freely copied and distributed without changes.

Number of servings (yield): 3

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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