Delicious light and fluffy couscous with the sweetness of apricots and the nutty crunch of pistachios. The hint of lemon gives this side dish a wonderful fresh flavour.
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
Total Time: 20minutes
1onion, thinly sliced
1cuppistachios, roughly chopped
1cupdried apricots, diced
2 1/4cupschicken broth or water
In a large skillet or saucepan, heat oil on medium heat. Add sliced onions and cook, stirring often, until they are transparent and begin to brown.
Stir in the chopped pistachios and continue to cook for a few minutes.
Add the couscous and dried apricots. This will toast the couscous which add to the flavor and prevents it from being clumpy in when done. Stir almost constantly for a few minutes so that the couscous grains do not burn on the bottom of the pan.
Add the broth/water and lemon zest. Since the couscous is hot, the broth will start to boil immediately. Give is a quick stir and put the cover on the pan.
Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, fluff the couscous with a fork.