Prep Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
- 2 cups couscous
- 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup apricots (optional)
- ½ cup parsley, chopped
- ½ cup pistachio or pine nuts
- Fresh cilantro for garnish
Step 1: Prepare the Couscous
In a medium-sized bowl, place the couscous and set it aside.
In a saucepan, bring the vegetable or chicken broth to a boil.
Pour the boiling broth over the couscous, making sure it is completely covered.
Cover the bowl with a lid or a plate and let it sit for about 10 minutes to allow the couscous to absorb the liquid.
After 10 minutes, fluff the couscous with a fork to separate the grains. Set it aside.
Step 2: Sauté the Aromatics and Spice
Step 3: Add the Vegetables and Apricots
Step 4: Combine the Couscous and Vegetables
Step 5: Add the Herbs and Nuts
Step 6: Serve and Garnish
Transfer the Moroccan couscous to a serving dish.
Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
Serve hot as a flavourful and satisfying main course or as a side dish.
Enjoy the rich flavours and delightful textures of this Moroccan couscous dish, infused with aromatic spices and hearty vegetables. Feel free to customize it by adding your favourite herbs, nuts, or additional ingredients according to your taste.