Couscous is a traditional staple of North Africa. It is also popular in parts of the Middle East. Jorge made a Turkish Couscous to complement the Pan Roasted Cilantro-Mint Marinated Chicken Thighs.
Couscous is a grain dish made by rolling and shaping moistened semolina wheat and coating them with finely ground wheat flour. This is a great substitute for rice. It cooks very quickly.
- 5 cups quick couscous
- 5 cups water or stock
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- 2 cups cooked peas
- 2 cups raisins or dried cranberries (soaked and drained)
- 1 mango (optional)
- salt and pepper
Source: Jorge Viduenez
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 20 minutes; Yield 12 servings