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orange scented couscous

Orange Scented Couscous

This recipe for Orange Scented CousCous is simple to make, and great to serve as a side. With just a few embellishments, we can turn mediocre into DELISH!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Other sides, Rice & Grains
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 136 kcal


  • 1 cup couscous I used tri-color for interest, but use regular, whole wheat, whatever
  • ¾ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • ⅛ to ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro if you don't like cilantro, omit or use parsley
  • Salt to taste


  • In a small saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine the orange juice, water, ginger, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Heat until just boiling. When boiling, add the couscous, turn off the heat and cover with the lid. Leave undisturbed for 5 minutes. Open and add the onions, pine nuts, and cilantro. Fluff together with a fork. Taste and adjust seasonings.


Serving: 1gSodium: 153mgFiber: 2gCalories: 136kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gFat: 2gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 25g
Keyword couscous, quick couscous, side dish
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