Flavorful Moroccan Couscous



Flavorful Moroccan Couscous

Moroccan cuisine is known for its rich and aromatic flavors, and this Flavorful Moroccan Couscous recipe is no exception. It’s a delightful blend of spices, vegetables, and tender couscous that will transport your taste buds to the bustling markets of Marrakech. Let’s embark on a culinary journey to create this mouthwatering dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (red, yellow, or green)
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the couscous in a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable broth until it’s simmering, then pour it over the couscous. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and let it sit for 5 minutes to allow the couscous to absorb the liquid.
  3. Fluff the couscous with a fork to separate the grains.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until they become translucent.
  5. Stir in the ground cumin, ground coriander, and ground cinnamon, and cook for another minute until the spices become fragrant.
  6. Add the diced carrots, bell peppers, chickpeas, and raisins to the skillet. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Gently fold the cooked vegetable mixture into the fluffed couscous, ensuring it’s well combined.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
  9. Your Flavorful Moroccan Couscous is ready to serve. Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Flavorful Moroccan Couscous is a delightful blend of spices, vegetables, and tender couscous that will transport your taste buds to the bustling markets of Marrakech.

Nutrition information: (per serving)

Calories: 320

Total Fat: 8g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 500mg

Total Carbohydrates: 58g

Dietary Fiber: 9g

Sugars: 18g

Protein: 9g

Moroccan cuisine is a tapestry of flavors, and this couscous dish captures its essence perfectly. With a medley of spices, colorful vegetables, and the subtle sweetness of raisins, it’s a culinary masterpiece that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Whether you’re serving it as a hearty main course or a flavorful side dish, this Moroccan Couscous is sure to impress your family and guests. Give it a try and savor the taste of Morocco in your own kitchen.

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