Since I started this week with Indian food, I guess I might as well end the week with another great Indian dish, right? Now, I have to be honest. I don’t know if people in India eat Cous Cous. If my memory suits me right I think this is more of a grain that is eaten in Mediterranean countries. If someone out there knows the origin of cous cous, I would love be educated 🙂 Until then, I am calling this cous cous ‘Indian’ because of the spices I used to spunk up this dish. I served this cous cous with the Tandoori Chicken and Yogurt Sauce and it was the perfect accompaniment. I loved the variety of flavors and the plump, juicy golden raisins. Now..if you are not a fan of the salty-sweet thing, you will want to keep the raisins out. I personally loved them, but my husband was not a fan. Either way, it was deeelicious! Next time you want a simple side dish that will jazz up any meal, give cous cous a try–you’ll love it 😉

Indian Spiced Cous Cous
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups chicken broth
  2. 1 white onion, diced small
  3. 1/2 stick butter
  4. 1 tsp. salt
  5. 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  6. 1 tsp. turmeric
  7. Dash cardamom
  8. 1/2 tsp. paprika
  9. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  10. Dash cayenne pepper
  11. 2 cups cous cous (instant variety)
  12. 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  13. 1/2 tsp. paprika
  14. 1/2-3/4 cup golden raisins (completely optional)
  15. Garnish of fresh mint (optional)
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Instructions
  1. Saute butter and onion in a pan and cook until the onions are tender. Add the seasonings and continue to saute until spices become fragrant (about 2-3 minutes). Add the chicken broth, raisins and cous cous and stir. Turn heat from medium high heat to low heat and place a lid on the pan. Let continue simmering for 10-15 minutes, or until the cous cous is tender and can be fluffed with a fork. When cous cous is finished cooking, add the sliced green onions and toss.
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