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Orange-Scented Vegetable Couscous

Total Time
31 min
Prep
16 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Enjoy this as a vegetarian entrée or side dish. Or, turn it into a one-dish meal: Add chopped cooked chicken breast when you add the peas.
Ingredients

unsweetened orange juice

1¼ cup(s)

golden seedless raisins

½ cup(s)

table salt

¾ tsp

ground cumin

½ tsp

ground ginger

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

ground cinnamon

tsp

uncooked couscous

1 cup(s)

olive oil

1 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

uncooked zucchini

2 small, cut into 1/2-inch (1.25cm) wedges

frozen green peas

½ cup(s), thawed

slivered almonds

2 Tbsp

orange zest

1 tsp, grated

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine orange juice, raisins, 1/2 tsp salt, the cumin, ginger, 1/8 tsp pepper and the cinnamon. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add couscous and stir. Cover, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil. Sauté onion and garlic until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini and cook until vegetables begin to brown, about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in peas, almonds and remaining salt and pepper. Heat to serving temperature, about 1 minute.
  6. Transfer couscous to a bowl and fluff with fork. Add vegetables and orange zest. Toss to combine.

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