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Couscous With Carrots, Walnuts, and Raisins

This quick-cooking grain dish has a touch of sweet and nutty flavors to go with most main dishes.

4 servings
Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
12 minutes
Total time
17 minutes
1 cup couscous
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons walnut (coarsely chopped)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons raisins
1/2 cup carrots (rinsed, peeled, and shredded or thinly sliced, cut in half)
  1. In a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir couscous, olive oil, walnuts, salt, pepper, and spice just until couscous begins to brown.
  2. Slowly add water, then raisins and carrots.  Cover.  Bring to a boil over high heat. 
  3. Remove from the heat, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Fluff with a fork.  Serve immediately.
Meal Type: Dinner
Category: 30 Minutes or Less
Food group: Grains
Season: Winter, Fall
Cuisine: Vegetarian