About a month ago. I bought a box of couscous from Trader Joes. I held on to it until I figured out what and how I wanted to prepare it.
I determined that I should make it like a stir fry. Being that couscous is a staple for Israeli dishes, I decided to experiment with my box.
I prepared this side dish just as I would make fried rice and this is the results.
1 cup couscous
2 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 red onion sliced
2 Garlic Cloves
1/8 cup walnuts
1/8 cup chopped spinach
1 tsp Himalayan salt
1 handful dried cranberries
Boil couscous as directed on box.
I boiled couscous in water, bay leaf, and a cinnamon stick. Cover.
Drizzle oil in skillet.
Add onion and minced garlic. Cook approximately 1-2 minutes.
Add walnuts. Stir.
Add Chopped spinach. Stir.
Add the couscous with the bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Stir. Approximately 4 minutes.
Season with salt and Black Pepper (optional)
Top with cranberries. Stir. 1 minute.