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Whole-Wheat Couscous Pilaf


Whole-wheat couscous is practically an instant side dish. Fresh herbs and hot sauce add flavor with few calories.

4 servings | Active Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes



  1. Combine broth or water, butter, hot sauce and salt in a small saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff the grains with a fork to separate. Stir in parsley. Season with pepper.


Per serving : 349 Calories; 4 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 9 mg Cholesterol; 68 g Carbohydrates; 13 g Protein; 11 g Fiber; 192 mg Sodium; 5 mg Potassium

4 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 4 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat