Count on cinnamon to add another dimension to grains such as couscous, served here with raisins and pine nuts.

Try it with Morrocan Cinnamon-Rubbed Leg of Lamb .
Servings: Serves 4
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dark seedless raisins
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Directions
    In a 3-quart saucepan, combine 1 1/4 cups water with cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, salt, raisins and butter; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Add pine nuts, then cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Using a fork, fluff couscous and place in a serving bowl.


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