Golden Couscous with Currants & Scallions

Golden Couscous with Currants & Scallions

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996

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

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1⅓ cups whole-wheat couscous
  • ½ cup currants
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • Salt, to taste

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  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.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 317 calories; 4.0 g fat(0.0 g sat); 10.0 g fiber; 65.0 g carbohydrates; 10.0 g protein; 16.0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 14.0 g sugars; 0.0 g added sugars; 225.0 IU vitamin A; 8.0 mg vitamin C; 67.0 mg calcium; 3.0 mg iron; 298 mg sodium; 73.0 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, ½ fat

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