Servings: Serves 4
Mix turmeric, cumin, cayenne, and cinnamon in a bowl, then transfer to a small pot. Add 1 1/4 cups water, saffron, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
Put couscous in a medium heatproof bowl; pour the boiling mixture over it. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and steam for 7 to 10 minutes (any longer and the couscous will overcook). Remove plastic wrap; fluff couscous with a fork.
Add remaining ingredients; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.
Adapted from Paley's Place Bistro and Bar and The Paley's Place Cookbook, by Vitaly Paley and Kimberley Paley with Robert Reynolds, copyright © 2008 (with permission from Ten Speed Press).
From the June 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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