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Looking for a quick way to spice up boxed food in your kitchen? In this case, I started with a box of Near East Herbed Chicken couscous. Before making the couscous, I cut up a medium carrot and onion, and sauteed them for about 5-8 minutes in a tbsp of olive oil, until the onion was translucent. Just before finishing, I added rosemary and cooked for about 1-2 more minutes til fragrant. Then I put them in a bowl and poured in the recommended amount of water to make the couscous. Once the water came to a boil, I followed the directions by adding the couscous and spice packet, but I also added my cooked vegetables. Once the couscous was cooked, I added in chopped up dried apricots, crumbled feta, and roughly chopped almonds. To finish it off, I sprinkled parsely and a little lemon juice on top. YUM!

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