Saturday, June 14, 2008

Click for Bri and Couscous

The dynamic duo at Jugalbandi has asked us for our support in this month's special edition of Click. This month's photography competition has been combined with a fundraiser for Bri's treatment. Who is Bri, you ask? Bri is Brianna Brownlow of the blog, "Figs with Bri." Currently, Bri is in a situation where she has explored many treatment options for her breast cancer, yet the cancer has reccurred. The cancer has metastasized to many areas of her body. As many of us probably know from the media, health insurance will not cover many treatments that can be potentially helpful. So, bloggers are uniting to help raise money for Bri to help out in her toughest fight to date. Please check out the full details at Jugalbandi's site by clicking here. You can find out more info on how to donate money, more details about Bri's health situation and what prizes are potentially in store for you!



I thought that this dish of saffron couscous would be quite fitting with the theme of yellow for this month's click. It just seems so sunny and happy to look at, I thought.

We had this for dinner last night and it was fantastic. Yellow from the addition of saffron, combined with sweet bites of raisins, and crunch from the almonds and scallions. It tasted great on its own and makes a perfect foil for any Middle Eastern type of curry.

Ingredients:

Couscous - 1 cup
Water or stock - 1 cup
Raisins - 2 tbsp
Scallions - 2 stems, chopped
Sliced almonds or pine nuts, toasted - 2 tbsp
Saffron - pinch
Salt to taste

Method:

Bring saffron and stock/water to a boil in a medium pot. Add the raisins, salt and couscous. Cover, turn the heat off and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Add scallions, almonds, toss and serve. Enjoy!

Seeing as how this is also a Middle Eastern dish, I am sending this in to AWED at Siri's Corner! AWED was started by Dhivi of Culinary Bazaar.

27 comments:

bee said...

looks and must have smelt delicious. thank you. somehow, whenever i try to visit ¥our blog through the url you leave on my site, it takes me to an error page.

D said...

the Saffron Couscous looks yummy Kalai. Thanks for sending it over to AWED!.

Hugs,
Siri

indosungod said...

Soft and fluffy couscous with almonds and raisins, am sure tastes delicious.

FoodieFriend said...

looks great!
I'm sure it tastes good too...
happy blogging!

Uma said...

lovely click and delicious couscous.

Cham said...

Beautiful dish for click event Kalai. The saffron flavor couscous is really vibrant and sunny :)

Happy cook said...

Lovely click and wonderful dish.
Nex ttime i am going to add a pinch od safron to couscous when imake them.

Asha said...

Yummy CLICK indeed. So fluffy and Safforny!:))

Laavanya said...

That looks so fluffy and perfect Kalai - beautiful entry.

Madhavi said...

Awesome click, couscous looks great and very fluffy!!!!

Seena said...

K, thats look so delicious! :)

Sireesha said...

lovely click and couscous looks awesome and yummy...

Maheswari said...

Lovely Click...

Have something for you in my blog, come and get it..

Suma Rajesh said...

lovely click ......i have nevr tried couscous....ur entry is too good...thanks for commenting kalai...and nice to have a tamil friend...

sra said...

How simple, Kalai! It must taste so mellow!

Trupti said...

Nice Entry Kalai..this recipe is new to me..thanks for sharing this recipe.

kamala said...

Beautiful click Kalai..Love the saffron couscous..Great entry.

Sagari said...

beautifull click for bri kalai

Archy said...

Beautiful click entry for a good event !! new recipe to me :) !! Nice picture as usual !!

Cynthia said...

This is such a delicious and appealing entry.

Sunshinemom said...

Does look good, yummy, sunny and happy! Havent tried couscous yet!

Prema Sundar said...

Nice one kalai ...looks wonderful

Vaishali said...

What a lovely dish, Kalai, and lovely thoughts too.

Andhra Flavors said...

The Saffron Couscous looks delicious Kalai. and healthy too..

Sig said...

I am not a big fan of couscous but I think this recipe will work with rice too.... Lovely looking dish!

Kalai said...

Am so glad you all liked the couscous! It was definitely very uplifting to look at and delicious to eat! :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh, this one is something new!! it looks gr8!