A Bowl of Sunshine


This will be a short and to the point post.  I have been making a citrus couscous for a while and everytime I make it I adjust the recipe.  I believe this recipe is the very best so I decided to share it with you.  Its nutty, fruity, citrusy, delicous and just plain addictive.  Its a great alternative to rice and its quite healthy.

Orange Couscous

1 cup orange juice

2 tbsp butter

1/4 tsp paparika

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 chicken bouillon

black pepper to taste

1 cup couscous

1/2 cup chopped nuts and fruits*

1 scallion finely chopped

Heat orange juice, butter, paprika, cumin, onion powder, cinnamon, chicken bouillon and pepper.  Bring to a boil and turn off.  Add couscous to orange juice mixture, cover and let it sit for 5 mins.  Add chopped nuts and fruits and fluff with a fork. Enjoy!

*I used a combination of walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachio, dried cranberries and raisins.





  1. April 18, 2009 / 5:51 pm

    I like the spices in this couscous along with the orange!

  2. April 19, 2009 / 8:59 am

    hi there!

    great minds think alike (never the same, but alike) I also post a couscous salad, but never thought of doing it with orange juice, specially heating the juice, my recipe calls for olive oil and lemon juice + nuts.

    I will try yours, think will go perfect with grilled soy marinated salmon

  3. April 22, 2009 / 10:41 am

    I’ve been making a similar couscous lately with orange, cranberries, almonds, curry powder, onions and cilantro. Yours sounds like it has great flavors too. Maybe I’ll mix it up a bit next time.

  4. May 20, 2009 / 3:04 pm

    You have to make this again soon. Best couscous I ever had!

  5. Sean
    May 28, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Jehan, quick question. I was thinking of putting in some almonds and cashews. Should the nuts be unsalted or salted?

  6. JehanP
    May 28, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    Sean I recommend using unsalted nuts.