New Year Couscous
3 cups of whole wheat Israeli couscous
1 cup orange juice
2 1/4 cups water
4 teaspoons light olive oil
½ cup slivered almonds
¾ cup craisins
Green leaves of mint or basil for garnish
Bring water and orange juice to a boil. Add couscous, stir and simmer for 8 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove couscous to a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. Add oil, almonds and craisins. Stir well and garnish.
3 cups of middle eastern couscous
1 bunch of fresh curly parsley, chopped
2 large beefsteak or other juicy tomatoes, chopped.
1 small-medium red or sweet onion, chopped
3 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Boil 3 1/4 cups of water. Add couscous and lower heat. Cover pot and simmer about 8 minutes. Taste to see if done and continue cooking if too hard. Remove from heat and put in bowl to cool. Add balance of ingredients, stir and chill. Enjoy!