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  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion


  1. Bring water to a boil over medium heat in a 6-cup saucepan. Add garlic and olive oil. Stir in couscous, apricots, raisins, curry powder, cayenne and salt. Bring to a boil again and then remove from heat. Cover with lid and allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with pistachios, coconut and onions.
—Recipe by Meg Letson, Scottsboro, Ala.

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