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Golden Couscous with Currants & Scallions


From EatingWell:  March/April 1996, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

Quick-cooking couscous transforms into a fragrant and colorful side dish with just a few staple ingredients.

4 servings | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes



  1. Place water, lemon juice, oil, salt and turmeric in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and currants. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork and stir in scallions. Season with salt.


Per serving : 231 Calories; 4 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 46 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 297 mg Sodium; 73 mg Potassium

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat