Dessert Couscous with Pistachios & Rose Water
Inspired by Sidewalk Shoes
Hands on time: 5 minutes
Standing time: 5 minutes
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.