Simple couscous gets an upgrade with sautéed mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Make it a meal: Simple Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Wilted Spinach with Garlic make nice accompaniments.

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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and tomatoes and stir until the onions are softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and thyme and stir until the mushrooms give off their liquid and begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add broth and hot sauce and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat and cover. Let stand until the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. With a fork, fluff the couscous and stir in parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 30.3g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 2.2g; fat 1.6g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 307.9IU 6% DV; vitamin c 5.7mg 10% DV; folate 18.5mcg 5% DV; calcium 25.9mg 3% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 20.1mg 7% DV; potassium 215.3mg 6% DV; sodium 220.9mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2015
Delicious quick and adaptable I made this low fat and vegan...carmelized the onions in a dry pan and deglazed w/a bit of water and used a vegan bullion cube instead of chicken broth. I also added some dried thyme as the mushrooms/onions were finishing. It was delicious fast and satisfying. I'll try it next time with the giant Israeli couscous. This made a great meal and would be adaptable with many different additions. Pros: quick and delicious Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2013
Quick and easy side dish This recipe is good and it is very quick and easy to prepare. I'll add some olives and/or feta cheese next time to see how it tastes. Pros: Quick flavorful Cons: Now a pretty dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Love this! I loved this recipe -- the only thing I did differently was I used sodium-free chicken boullion mixed with warm water instead of the low-sodium broth but the overall taste was delicious! I am normally not crazy about sun-dried tomatoes but I didn't mind them in this! I would definitely make this again! Read More
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