Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1/3 cup shelled pistachio nuts
2 tablespoons EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups couscous
Salt and pepper
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
Toast the nuts in a saucepot suitable for rice. Remove to a food processor and finely chop. Reserve.
Add the EVOO and garlic to the pot and stir 1 to 2 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover the pot, turn off the heat and let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, pulse-chop the mint in food processor very fine. Stir the mint and reserved ground nuts into the couscous as you fluff with a fork.