On Sunday night I made a delicious side dish. I was originally going to follow a recipe that I had found online, but then decided to start from scratch and make what I would hope to be a delicious and healthy couscous side dish. Of course I had to include fresh herbs (I have 2 pots on my back steps overflowing with fresh herbs that I planted) - as they add wonderful flavor and aroma to dinner dishes. If you decide to try this recipe, please post your comments and let me know what you think.
Orange Couscous with Almonds by Brenda
1 Cup Whole Wheat Couscous
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 Cup Water
1 Tbl. Butter
Dash of Salt
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
Large Handful of Fresh Parsley, chopped
Toast almonds in small saucepan on medium heat. Make sure to keep an eye on them as you slowly stir them. Once they start toasting, they go quickly and can become burnt very easily.
Once almonds are toasted, transfer them to a small bowl. In the same saucepan, bring orange juice and water to a boil. Once boiling, turn off heat. Add couscous, parsley, butter, and salt - stirring together - then let stand for 5 minutes. (couscous is so fast and easy to make - I love it) Fluff couscous with fork and toss with toasted almonds. It's ready to serve. This dish is perfect for you and your sweetie, or even when having guests over for dinner. Enjoy!