Cinnamon Cous Cous

Here is a simple recipe for Cinnamon Cous Cous that makes a great side dish to a chicken or pork dish.  


2 cups Cous Cous
3 cups Water
4 each Cinnamon Sticks
5 each Whole Cloves
4 each Star Anise 
1 T Kosher Salt
1 tsp Ground White Pepper
1 tsp Brown Sugar
2 oz Butter
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Dried Apricots cut in small pieces

1. Combine the water, salt, pepper, spices and butter in a pot and bring to a boil
2. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes
3. Place the cous cous in a bowl with the cranberries and apricots
4. Return the pot back to the heat and bring back to a boil
5. Strain out the spices and pour the mixture over the cous cous
6. Stir well and cover the bowl with plastic
7. Place in a warm place and let sit until all of the liquid is absorbed (10-20 minutes)
8. Fluff the mixture with a fork and serve
You can also refrigerate and serve cold




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