Curried Couscous

Since a few of you have given me a few recipes to try, I though it only fair to pass on to you my favorite:

Curried Couscous.

1 1/2 c. couscous (I just use one box)
1 T. butter
1 1/2 c. boiling water

Place couscous in a bowl. Melt the butter in the boiling water and pour over the couscous. Cover tightly and allow the couscous to soak for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Whisk together the following ingredients then pour over the fluffed couscous and mix well with a fork:

1/4 c. plain yogurt
1/4 c. olive oil
1 tsp. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. ground tumeric
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper

Add the following ingredients and mix well:

1/2 c. craisins
1/4-1/2 c. cashews

I have only tried it with the above ingredients, but other possible add-ins/replacements:

1/2 c. grated carrots
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 c. diced red onion
cubed grilled chicken

When I make this for myself I am perfectly content to just eat a bowl of it by itself--I am pretty sure I would be quite content to live off of this for several weeks. When I am making it for others I usually do a grilled chicken and maybe some asparagus on the side.


Kimberly said...

Sounds good. Do you think it could work with quinoa instead of couscous?

Kimberly said...

This has nothing to do with curry or couscous, but I thought of you when I saw this:


I will forever think of you when I see peeps!

I thought this could be fun to do with your nieces or YW. :)

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Yummy. I will have to try this. I even think I have everything on hand.

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Yankee Girl said...

Kimberly--I think that it would work just fine with quinoa and I think that bunny smores thing is very clever.

Yes, people, I love peeps (but only Easter peeps).

Jen said...

Looks yummy. I'm always intimidated by curry. Is it really spicy or good spicy? Guess I need to get brave.

Yankee Girl said...

Jen it is not spicy at all so be brave!