Couscous with Apricot and Cumin

I love couscous with lamb, the flavours just work! Couscous is also very quick and easy to prepare in the microwave.


  • 1¼ cups (310 ml) couscous
  • 2 T (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 cups (500 ml) hot water
  • ½ cup (50 g) dried apricots, finely sliced
  • 2 t (10 ml) cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • 4 t (20 ml) Ina Paarman's Chicken Stock Powder
  • 1 cup (250 ml) frozen baby peas
  • Ina Paarman's Garlic & Herb Seasoning

In a microsafe bowl mix the couscous and olive oil. Add hot water, apricots, cumin and Chicken Stock Powder. Microwave on high (100%) for 5 minutes.

Add peas. Stir to loosen with a fork and cook for a further 2 minutes on high (100%).

Toss to blend. Add Seasoning to taste and serve.

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