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COUSCOUS WITH MIXED DRIED FRUIT
Ingredients
1/2 pkg. plain instant couscous
1/4 red onion, chopped (about 3 Tbsp.)
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped diced Aurora dried apricots
2 Tbsp. raisins
2 Tbsp. chopped Aurora dried prunes
2 Tbsp. chopped Aurora dried figs
1/4 cup Madiera or red Vermouth
1 cup chicken broth (or 1/2 of whatever quantity package calls)
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Directions
Place dried fruit (except figs) in a small saucepan over medium low heat and add enough Madiera or Vermouth to cover. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a simmer, remove from heat, and steep for 15 minutes.

Drain unabsorbed wine into a measuring cup and add enough chicken broth to match package requirements. Mix in salt and spices.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add onion, and saute until onion is translucent. Add all fruit. Follow package directions to finish cooking.

Yield: 2 servings