Curried Couscous with Fried Garlic

This flavorful recipe brings together four main ingredients: curry, couscous, pistachios, and fried garlic. Close your eyes, savor the aroma, and let the imagination take you on a exotic culinary trip to North Africa or the Middle East.

Ingredients:
 - One cup of dry couscous
 - Two baby carrots
 - One red onion
 - One zucchini or squash
 - 1/4 cup of roasted pistachios
 - One cup of water
 - Butter or olive oil
 - Rosemary
 - Spices: salt, pepper, chile pepper, curry
 - Fresh parsley (optional, for decoration)

Preparation:
 - Finely dice the baby carrots, red onion, and zucchini/squash. We only need about three tablespoons of each, so use the rest for another dish or save it for some other time.
 - Peel and slice the garlic. Fry in butter (or olive oil) on medium-high heat, with a few small branches of rosemary, salt, and curry. Promptly remove from heat when it starts to turn brown.
 - You can use the same pan to fry the diced vegetables for about 5 minutes.
 - Place a cup of water in a pot, add half a teaspoon of salt, one tablespoon of curry and another one of butter (or olive oil). Bring to a boil. Add the dry couscous, the fried vegetables, the pistachios, and most of the fried garlic (save a bit for decoration later on). Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove the cover and stir with a fork to make the dish fluffy.

Presentation:
 - Serve in a colorful bowl. Use the extra fried garlic and some chopped fresh parsley to further garnish the recipe.

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