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Old 03-25-2009, 01:27 PM   #21
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Couscous with Apricots and Pine Nuts
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water
1/2 cup chopped apricots
1 cup couscous
1/4 cup pine nuts (toasted)

Put broth and apricots in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add couscous and bring to boil again. Cover, remove from heat. Let stand five minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork, add in pine nuts.

Couscous is very versatile, there are 100's of variations you can make.
Olive oil and herb Couscous, Couscous with cranberry and almonds, Couscous with vegetables...
Interesting. Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:36 PM   #22
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This is probably silly but I'm doing teryakhi (sp) beef for dinner and was thinking of trying the couscous on the side. I bought chicken broth to cook it in because all the shows say to cook it in that instead of water. So, would the couscous cooked in chicken broth go good with a beef that is cooked with teryakhi or should I just do packaged noodles?
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #23
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It should be fine, Callisto. The chicken flavor won't be overpowering. It will simply add a richness to the couscous. Once you've used chicken broth, you won't want to go back to cooking it with water.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:26 PM   #24
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Okay, finally got around to cooking the couscous, should it taste like Cream of Wheat? I followed the directions, didn't add anything yet, so I'm not sure if the box is bad or if this is what couscous should taste like.
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Bumping because I really want to know if couscous should taste like Cream of Wheat. And what can I do with the left overs?
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:05 PM   #26
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I don't recall my couscous tasting like cream of wheat. More like pasta. I just made some earlier this week to go with tilapia. I used chicken broth instead of water.
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Did you fluff the couscous with a fork after you cooked it? You really need to fluff and separate it or it lumps up.
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Did you fluff the couscous with a fork after you cooked it? You really need to fluff and separate it or it lumps up.
It was light and fluffy, no lumps, it just tasted like cream of wheat.

I would have loved to try your recipe, but I was without car yesterday.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:04 PM   #29
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its like rice accept much smaller!

it is just a way smaller version of rice but buy it it is really good
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it is just a way smaller version of rice but buy it it is really good
It is actually nothing like rice. It is pasta.
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