Almond and raisin couscous

Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 15 mins
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Add feta and halved boiled eggs for a healthy meat-free dish to start the week.

By Food24 November 01 2010
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Ingredients (6)

250 g couscous
50 g raisins — seedless
5 ml salt
500 ml water — boiled
25 g almonds — flaked and toasted
45 ml fresh parsley — chopped
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Place first five ingredients in
casserole dish.  Stir well to dissolve
salt.  Cover, microwave 100% (High)
power, 4 to 5 minutes.

Leave to stand, covered, 5 minutes.

Add almonds and parsley, fluff up with

Serve as a vegetarian main meal with
salad, or as an accompaniment to chicken, meat or fish.


Dry toast almond in a hot dry pan. Keep watching and shaking them ! Remove from pan when lightly browned and use immediately. Or use the microwave.Pllace 5g butter or margarine in a bowl, melt in
microwave oven.  Add almonds, stir to coat with butter, microwave on
100% (High) power, 2 to 3 minutes, or until toasted. Stir twice during cooking. Spread out on absorbent kitchen paper to
drain and cool.

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