Toasted Israeli Couscous with dried apricots

judy wellington

By
@cordonbleu

Just 5 ingredients


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Rating:
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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
lemon-flavored olive oil, plus more as needed
2 c
israeli couscous
1/4 c
shelled, unsalted, roasted pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
2 1/4 c
hot water
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
6
dried turkish apricots, chopped
2
scallions, sliced

Step-By-Step

1Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the couscous and pistachios and cook, stirring until toasted and light golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add the water, season with salt and pepper, to taste and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
2Remove the lid, stir in the apricots and scallions, taste, and adjust the seasonings. Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl and serve warm with a little more lemon oil drizzled over the top, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #pistachio, #nuts, #apricots