1/2 cup couscous (Acini di Pepe works)
1 small onion, chopped
4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup hot water
3 dry apricots, soak the apricots in water overnight, cut in small pieces
2 tbsp pistachios, peeled
2 tbsp almonds, blanched, sliced
1 tsp dry mint
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sugar
Saute the onion with olive oil. Add the couscous and saute about 2-3 minutes. Add the water, apricots, cinnamon, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for about 8-10 minutes over medium-low heat. Turn the heat off, cover the lid. Let it rest for 20 minutes and at the end, all the water will evaporate. Toss in the pistachios, almonds and mint. Stir with a fork and serve while still warm or cold later on.
Makes 2 servings.
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