Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dessert Couscous with Pistachios & Rose Water

Dessert Couscous with Pistachios & Rose Water
Inspired by Sidewalk Shoes

Hands on time: 5 minutes
Standing time: 5 minutes
Serves 3-4

1 ½ cup light coconut milk
1 cup whole wheat couscous
2 cracked cardamom pods
1 tbsp rose water (you can add a little more just before serving if you like)
Honey to drizzle before serving (optional)
¼ cup shelled pistachio nuts, toasted & coarsely chopped

1. Bring coconut milk, rose water and cardamom pods to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Allow to boil for 2-3 minutes. And remove from stove.

2. Place the couscous in a deep bowl, pour the coconut milk mixture over (use a strainer to catch the cardamom pods and any escaped seeds), cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

At this point, taste and add additional rose water and perhaps a drizzle of honey (depends on how sweet you like your dessert).

3. Sprinkle with the toasted pistachios and serve.

You can serve this warm or at room temperature. I loved it both ways.

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