This quick take on rice pudding is flavored with honey and orange zest. Dates had a rich, sweet flavor. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996

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  • Put dates in a small bowl. Add boiling water to cover. Cover the bowl and set aside.

  • Heat milk, honey, cinnamon stick and orange zest in a saucepan over medium-high heat until nearly simmering. Stir in couscous and vanilla, remove from the heat and cover. Let stand until most of the milk has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick.

  • Drain the dates and stir them into the couscous. To serve, spoon into bowls and sprinkle with ground cinnamon and pistachios, if using.

  • Variation:

  • Instead of oatmeal for breakfast, make Honeyed Couscous Pudding with half the honey. Garnish with some nonfat yogurt or a spoonful of orange marmalade.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; total fat 2.8g 4% DV; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 10mg 3% DV; sodium 58mg 2% DV; potassium 301mg 8% DV; carbohydrates 56.1g 18% DV; fiber 5.6g 22% DV; sugar 30g; protein 9.2g 18% DV; exchange other carbs 4; vitamin a iu 235IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 10mcg; calcium 169mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 22mg; thiaminmg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Yummy! Forget regular couscous. This is the only way I'll eat it! (: Will make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Love it! similar to rice pudding but with better nutrition for you! Cous cous is a favorite of mine! Read More