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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

316.7 calories; protein 10.3g 21% DV; carbohydrates 64.9g 21% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 9.6g 38% DV; sugars 14.1g; fat 4.2g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 224.8IU 5% DV; vitamin c 7.8mg 13% DV; folate 15.9mcg 4% DV; calcium 67.1mg 7% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 6.3mg 2% DV; potassium 72.6mg 2% DV; sodium 297.9mg 12% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV.