In a large lidded skillet:
1-2 T. Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
Saute the onion over med - med-high heat until golden brown. Add in:
1 bag israeli couscous
Continue to saute until couscous has browned a bit as well. Stir in:
2 C. boiling water (or broth)
Bring heat down to simmer. Add in:
salt, pepper, chopped parsley
Mix. Cover. Simmer for 5-10 minutes (until liquid has been absorbed). Remove from heat. Stir in:
1/3 C. chopped, dried fruit (I used apricots once, and mixed fruit another time)
1/4 C. slivered almonds
1 can cannelli beans (small white beans), rinsed and drained
At this point taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. I added a dash of turmeric and it gave the dish a nice flavor.
Can be served warm, cold, or room temp.