I do like to dress up couscous as it is quite plain and just like plain spaghetti, it can taste boring on its own. I made the following recipe and enjoyed the combination of flavours, particularly the cinnamon.
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
½ tbsp olive oil
1 cup couscous
1 stalk of celery
1/3 cup raisins
½ small shallot, diced
¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
2 tbsp lemon juice
dash of cinnamon
1 tbsp olive oil
In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil the chicken stock and ½ tbsp olive oil. Add the couscous to the boiling water. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand covered for about 4 minutes.
Fluff the couscous and transfer to a serving bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well. Serves about 3.
Adapted from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook by Tosca Reno