Mediterranean Spiced Couscous with Figs
1 c couscous
In a medium bowl combine the couscous and spices, pour the boiling water over the couscous and stir. Cover the bowl with a lid or plate and allow to set for approximatly 5 minutes or until the water has been absorbed. Quarter the figs (you may want them smaller if you use fresh figs). Once the Couscous has absorbed all the liquid fluff it with a fork and stir in the sesame oil and figs. Serve warm or cold.
The naturally nutty flavor of couscous lends itself to rich flavors and you can make it heartier by substituting broth for water or lighter by using some citrus juice, fresh herbs and fresh fruits or veggies. Play around with this wonderful ingredient and I would bet you will find a combination that is just perfect for you and your family!