Hands-Off Moroccan Couscous
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This is an easy hands-off Moroccan Couscous made in a slow cooker
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Moroccan
Serves: 6
Moroccan Couscous
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat couscous
  • 1 ½ cups pre-soaked chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans)
  • ½ cup currants, raisins, or chopped apricots
  • ⅛ cup honey (thoroughly mixed with broth)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Optional: up to 3 root vegetables like turnips, potatoes, squash, carrots, or leeks
Moroccan Coffee
  • ½ cup whole coffee or espresso beans
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Optional: ¼ tsp each of ground ginger and black pepper
  • Optional: if you’re feeling particularly luxurious, throw a few saffron threads in there.
Moroccan Couscous
  1. If using dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) soak overnight in water with a dash of white vinegar and precook any root vegetables.
  2. Chop, measure, and toss everything into the crockpot at the same time, stir it around a good bit, cover, and walk away for a few hours.
Moroccan Coffee
  1. Grind up the ingredients in a coffee grinder and brew as usual
  2. Serve with a little milk and a spoonful of maple syrup.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/guest-post/hands-off-moroccan-couscous/