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This adaptation of a traditional Moroccan dish couples the sweet flavors of pomegranate juice and apricots with assertive spicing. Quick-cooking rice can stand in for the couscous.
Cook couscous according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat, and sauté onion 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden and fragrant. Add garlic and “meatballs,” and cook 4 to 5 minutes more, or until “meatballs” turn golden.
Stir in tomatoes, apricots, pomegranate juice, tomato paste, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook mixture 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
Transfer couscous to large serving bowl, spoon “meatball” mixture on top of it, and serve.
- Calories 484
- Carbohydrate Content 74 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 8.5 g
- Fiber Content 11 g
- Protein Content 31 g
- Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
- Sodium Content 763 mg
- Sugar Content 16 g