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June 2005

5-Minute Meals: Quick-Prep Pastas

You really want more granola? Get your carbs in a tasty, new way.

Raisin and Nut Curried Couscous

Ingredients

1 cup water
¾ cup couscous
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ cup mixed peanuts and raisins (or other dried nuts and fruits)
¼ teaspoon olive oil

At Home Mix curry powder and cumin; carry in a small zipper-lock bag.

In Camp Boil water. Stir in couscous and fruit-nut combo. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand until grains are tender and all the liquid is absorbed (about 5 minutes). Add olive oil and spices; toss with a fork. Serves two. Hassle saver: Use a handful of nuts and fruit from your trail mix-just be sure to pick out any chocolate chips.

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