Cous cous make a great side and especially for juicy flavorful chicken dishes! Although I don’t make cous cous often, its the perfect side dish for entertaining since it’s both easy and quick to make. Cous cous is also easily customizable and takes well to both sweet and salty food pairings from anything to olive to dried cranberries.
Since I paired my cous cous with Ginger Chicken with Seasonal Fruit I wanted to incorporate similar flavors in the cous cous to bring out the sweetness in the chicken dish. And adding raisins, apples, and green onions, not only added tremendous flavor to the cous cous but a wonderful melange of colors that brightened up the dish.
Whole Wheat Cous Cous with Apple, Raisins, & Green Onions Recipe
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions
- 1 small apple peeled & diced
- 1 1/2 cups water (or chicken broth)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dry cous cous
- 1/3 cup raisins
- In a large saute pan heat one teaspoon of olive oil. When hot add apples and green onions and saute until fragrant (about 2-3 minutes) and leave aside.
- In the same pan, bring the water, one tablespoon olive oil, and salt to a boil. When the liquid mixture has reached a boil, pour in the cous cous, take of the heat and stir the mixture to combine. Add the raisins and keep the pan covered for five minutes.
- Remove the lid and fluff the cooked cous cous with a fork and add the onion and apple mixture.
- Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the cous cous medley and serve!