ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Sweet 'n Savory Israeli Couscous

Updated on November 12, 2017
Sweet 'n Savory Israeli Couscous
Sweet 'n Savory Israeli Couscous

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 3 people


-You can add chicken stock cubes or chicken boullion powder to enhance the flavor if you like

-You can add any type of meat or seafood OR

-You can make it 100% veggie

-You can add other veggies such red bell pepper, zuchchini or eggplant


  • 2 cups Israeli Couscous, (You can find this at Walmart or any Middle Eastern grocery store)
  • 1/2 lb Chicken thighs, washed and cut into small cubes, about 1/2 inch size
  • 1/2 cup Carrots, sliced and halved, about 1/4 inch in diameter
  • 1/2 cup Leek (green and white parts), sliced, 1/4 inch in diameter
  • 4 Garlic cloves, small, minced
  • 3 Shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup Cashew nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Raisins, Preferably black raisins, because they're bigger and plump up better
  • 2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter


  1. Mix the chicken with 1 tsp of cumin powder, 1 tsp of cayenne powder and 2 tsp of salt. If you like it spicier, you can add more cayenne. Cover and leave aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Cook the couscous according to package instructions.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add the chicken. Fry until lightly brown on all sides on medium heat for about 7-8 mins. Remove from the pan and keep aside.
  4. To the same pan, add the garlic and shallots (add more oil if it's dry). Once the shallots become pale color and aroma comes out of garlic, add leeks and carrots. Then add the remaining 1 tsp of cumin and cayenne powder. Add 2 tsp of salt. Mix well and cook on medium heat for about 5 mins.
  5. Heat the butter in a separate pan. Once it melts, add the raisins and cashews. Fry them until golden brown (on low heat) and the raisins are plumped up. Remove from heat, otherwise it will burn really fast.
  6. Take the cooked couscous and mix in the chicken, veggies, cashews and raisins (with butter). Adjust salt per your taste.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!!

© 2017 Akushla Dulmini P


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)