Couscous with Dried Apricots and Pine Nuts
New Media Publishing
Provided by: Alexis Touchet
- 1/4 cup pine nuts, about 1 1/2 ounces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup plain couscous
- Cook nuts in oil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, stirring, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate.
- Cook onion in oil remaining in pan over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes, then add apricots and cook, stirring, until onion is softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, then bring to a boil and stir in couscous. Cover pan, then remove from heat and let stand, undisturbed, 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork and stir in nuts and salt and pepper to taste.